Every year there is a rally going around the city during the first day of Nepal Sambat. Lots of people from Newar community take part in the rally with traditional Newari dress .Continue reading »
On the occasion of New year celebration of Nepal Sambat the newar community held a rally to celebrate it. Every newar influenced city organize a rally in Nepal with people dressed up in Newari dress and dancing in Newari music.
This year I went to Bhaktapur to take some snaps of the festivals of Gai Jatra. Here are some glimpses.
This year I observed the Rato Macchindra jatra on first day and second last day. I capture some picture. Hope you guys will enjoy.
Bisket Jatra at bhaktapur is celebrated for 9 days, on the last day of the year a linga is elevated at Lyosingkhel . The task of elevating the linga is very risky. Needs lots of engineering. Even in this morden era, these festivals are celebrated using the ancient technology. I never had the chance to witness this event before. This year I got the opportunity to see and capture some beautiful pictures.
Of the different festivals of Nepal, there are many festivals celebrated throughout the year inside Kathmandu valley. One day its in Kathmandu the next day some other festival in Patan or Bhaktpaur. Likewise, the Seto Macchindranath chariot pulling is one festival which draws scores of people.
Indra Jatra is not just related to Living goddess Kumari. She has been the center of attraction in the festival as her chariot is taken around the Old city of Kathmandu. There are lots of activities during this festival and one of them is showing of das avatar (10 incarnation).
This show happen in front of Kumari Ghaar (Lord Kumari House) around 9 at night. Every year they show different stories from Hindu Mythology.
Here are some picture from the show.