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Bungamati

Bungamati is another ancient Newari village that lies just a few kilometers from the busy city (Kathmandu) centre. Dating back to the 16th century this village is an important religious site. Legend has it that the Rain God ‘Machhendranath’ was brought to the valley in the form of a bee during one of the worst […]

Rato Machhendranath Jatra – The Rain God’s Chariot Festival Begins

One of the oldest and longest chariot pulling festivals celebrated in the Kathmandu valley, the Rato Machhendranath Jatra(chariot pulling festival of the Rain God) began from yesterday, May 7, 2011. Rato Machhendranath is regarded as the rain god by the valley’s denizens. His chariot is pulled by devotees through the major localities of Lalitpur for […]