August 17, 2019 11:24 AM NPT
By: Bijaya Rai
People take part in Matya festival procession at Pimbaha Patan, Lalitpur on Saturday. Photo: Bijaya Rai
KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The festival of Matya is celebrated in Patan, a day after Gai Jatra. It includes taking out processions in many Buddhist temples and stupas in Patan. It is believed that Matya festival is celebrated to honor the victory of Lord Buddha over vice.