KATHMANDU, Sept 28: President Ramchandra Paudel and other VVIPs have arrived in Basantpur to witness the Indra Jatra. They reached Basantpur by walking from New Road.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said advancing towards social justice, good governance and prosperity by promoting religious tolerance, national unity, social goodwill and emotional bond is the national agenda of the hour.

Indra Jatra being celebrated today

September 28, 2023 09:45 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Indra Jatra, the festival of rain and good harvest, is being observed today with fanfare. On the occasion of this festival, the government has declared a public holiday in Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: President Ram Chandra Paudel has expressed belief that unique festivals like Indrajatra subsisting for centuries help preserve culture and ancient civilization.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26:  The traffic on various roads of Kathmandu will be affected during the Indra Jatra festival from September 28.

BHAKTAPUR, Sept 26: Indra Jatra, the festival of rain and good harvest, begins fromTuesday in Bhaktapur district.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Guests from the United States of America and China will visit Nepal to observe the Indra Jatra festival in the Kathmandu Valley, said the Kathmandu Metropolitan City. Indra Jatra is one of the biggest festivals observed in the Kathmandu Valley and is connected with the identity of the Valley.

KATHMANDU, September 14: According to the Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office, the spectators going to observe the Indra Jatra at Basantpur in Kathmandu this evening will be allowed to park their vehicles in the open air theater (Khula Manch) of Ratnapark.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished for happiness, peace, prosperity and good health to all Nepalis at home and abroad on the occasion of the Kumari Indra Jatra festival, 2079 BS.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has wished for peace, prosperity and happiness to all Nepalis living in the country and abroad on the occasion of the Indra Jastra festival today.

Indra Jatra celebration begins

September 9, 2022 09:32 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Indra Jatra, the festival of rain and good harvest, is being observed today with fanfare.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Kumari Puja was held on the occasion of Indra Jatra, one of the biggest religious street festivals in Kathmandu, at Basantapur Durbar Square on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: Indra Jatra has formally started with the erection of lingo (sacred wooden pole) at Hanumandhoka in Basantapur Durbar Square on Wednesday.

Indra Jatra is one of the most remarkable festivals of Kathmandu where the streets come alive with traditional music, mask dances, chariot processions, folk drama and more. And the procession of Pulu Kishi is one of the fascinating processions among other processions taken out during the jatra.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Despite the risk of a new variant of COVID-19, Indra Jatra celebration is in full swing at Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu.

Indra Jatra being observed today

September 18, 2021 10:26 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Indra Jatra, one of the biggest festivals of the Newar community, is being celebrated in Kathmandu today. The festival is dedicated to the god of rain and king of heaven, Indra.

PPGUK London organizes Indra Jatra in UK

September 16, 2019 17:53 pm

On the special occasion of Intra Jatra (YenYaa Punhi), Pasa Puchah Guthi UK London (PPGUK London), the UK based Nepali association, organized the festival at Clarence Way Hall, London, UK.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Kwaneya, the first day of the chariot procession of the Living Goddess Kumari and the most important day of Indra Jatra, one of the biggest festivals in the Kathmandu Valley has been observed at Basantapur Durbar Square on Friday.

Are you ready for Kumari Rath Jatra?

September 13, 2019 08:54 am

The first day begins from Kumari Ghar, Basantapur and heads toward Chikanmugal, Jaisi Dewal, Lagan, Hyumat, Bhimsensthan, Maru and halts at Kumari Ghar. Lord Ganesh’s chariot is pulled first, followed by Lord Bhairab and then Kumari.

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September 11, 2019 18:00 pm

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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.