LALITPUR May 11: The Rato Machhindra jatra kicked off on Saturday, with the pulling of the chariot of the Rato Machindranath, revered as the god of rain and good harvest.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: Pulchowk area in Lalitpur briefly wore a tense look as police obstructed the attempt of locals to organize a chariot-pulling procession of Rato Machchhindranath on Thursday afternoon.