Indra Jatra in photos

October 11, 2018 09:54 am

The solo exhibition of 11-year-old Shashwat Budhathoki was held at Premier International School, Khumaltar, on Tuesday. Altogether 20 photographs based on Indra Jatra were displayed at the exhibition.


September 29, 2018 18:40 pm

Cover Photo: Group of women worker returning after morning work in vegetable field at Bode in Bhaktapur on Monday. Photo: Dipesh Shrestha

Challenges in Das Avatar recital discussed

September 29, 2018 09:15 am

An interaction program was organized by Newa: Patrakar Rastriya Daboo Kathmandu on Thursday to discuss the current situation of the ‘Das Avatar’ recital during Indra Jatra. The program had the presence of the member of provincial assembly -- Rajesh Shakya. Speaking in the event, Shakya pointed out the different obstacles that laid on the execution of Das Avatar.

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September 24, 2018 18:00 pm

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Celebrating Indra Jatra

September 23, 2018 08:50 am

The erection of Indra Dhoj -- a single-tree wooden pole – officially marks the beginning of Indra Jatra. It is one of the major festivities celebrated by the local Newars of Kathmandu. On the first day, locals parade through the Upaku route -- Kwahiti, Bhimsensthan, Maru, Damai Tol, Naradevi, Chhetrapati, and Thanhiti – in memory of the deceased family member. The bereaved families then light up butter lamps along the same route, later in the evening.


September 22, 2018 18:40 pm

Cover photo: Constitution day celebration at Army Pavilion, Tudikhel on Wednesday.​ Photo: Keshab Thoker

Indra Jatra begins today

September 21, 2018 09:44 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: As many as 29 Guthis come together for the Kathmandu Valley's longest festival Indra Jatra today. There are various mythical stories related to the festival. One such popular story is about the King of Heaven, Indra who came down to earth to get a special flower parijat and Karkalo (taro) for his mother, who was fasting and worshiping Goddess Basundharadevi.

No Das Avatar recital this Indra Jatra

September 16, 2018 08:27 am

Das Avatar Exhibition and Promotion Society held a press meets on Friday at Maru, Kathmandu, to inform the withdrawal of the ‘Das Avatar Dance’ during the upcoming Indra Jatra festival.The society declared the lack of adequate budget, to manage the six artists and 50 crew members, as the major reason for removing the performance this year.