KATHMANDU, Mar 18: The locals have celebrated the annual chariot festival of Pahan Charhe at Ason, Kathmandu on Sunday.
Pahan Charhe is the three-day festival of the Newar community that begins the day before Ghode Jatra. Pahan Charhe means inviting guests in Newari Language.
On the occasion eight goddesses at different Shaktipiths (power centers) including Kankeshwori, Bhadrakali and Mahankal are said to be activated through tantric rites. A feast begins at Ason where chariots collide with each other beside Annapurna temple. It is regarded as a symbol of meeting sisters.