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The traditional festival, Indrajatra, was observed by worshipping the Devraj Indra, the God of rains and good harvest on Monday.
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Indra Jatra, known as the biggest festival of the Kathmandu Valley, formally began on Friday with the erection of a wooden ceremonial pole (lingo) and the fluttering of a flag named after the Hindu God Indra at Hanumandhoka.
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Two persons were injured when a lingo (wooden pole) fell ON them at Hanumandhoka on Tuesday morning, the first day of Indra Jatra.
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Two persons including a security personnel were injured when a wooden pole known as 'lingo' brought to Hanumandhoka to mark Indra Jatra festival fell over them on Tuesday morning in course of erecting it.
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Residents of Kathmandu, which was badly affected by the earthquake of April 25, celebrated the traditional Indra Jatra festival with great zeal and fervour on Sunday. The Jatra was celebrated by pulling the chariots from areas where cracked and fissured houses still stand with the support of wooden beams.
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