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

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

Posted May 8th, 2011 under Culture & Festivals,

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 about two  months. The Bhoto Jatra at Jwalakhel square marks the end of the rain god’s journey.

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