KATHMANDU, Aug 28: The advent of Janai Purnima gets the whole of Kathmandu to shine in a festive mood.  Similarly, at Patan, the locals partake in a unique procession – the Nyeku Jatra Mataya – with traditional lights as its major highlight. Devotees of Patan take a tour of the courtyards, visiting shrines, all over the ancient settlement during this celebration.

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KATHMANDU, Aug 26: The tagadharis or those who wear the 'Janai' (the sacred thread) around their bodies from the left shoulder change the sacred thread today after having a haircut and a bath on the occasion of 'Janai Purnima', also known as 'Rishi Tarpani'.