President Bhandari observes Indra Jatra (with photos)

Published On: September 24, 2018 07:31 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday thronged Kathmandu Durbar Square to observe Indra Jatra, one of the biggest festivals in the Kathmandu Valley.

The Head of the State observed the chariot processions of Shree Kumari, Shree Ganesh and Shree Bhairav at historic Hanumandhoka.. 

The festival which began on Friday on the Bhadra Shukla Chaturdansi of Nepali month, Bhadra will end on Thursday. It is celebrated for eight consecutive days worshipping Lord Indra, the Hindu God of rains and good harvest and concludes with a number of ceremonies, including lakhe naach and pulu kisi procession.

The government has also announced a public holiday today in the Kathmandu Valley.

Photos by Dipendra Rokka/Republica

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