Preparations for Indra Jatra begin (With photos)
Preparations for Indra Jatra, one of the biggest festivals of Kathmandu Valley, have begun.
As a part of the preparations, Gaddi Baithak in Hanumandhoka, Kathmandu is being painted for the Indra Jatra. Kumarighar and other temples are also being decorated for the festival.
Chariots of Kumari, Bhairav and Ganesh are also kept ready for Indra Jatra while the wooden log, called Ya Sin in Nepalbhasa, has been brought to Hanumandhoka on Saturday.
The festival will begin after the erection of the wooden log outside Hanumandhoka Palace amidst a ritual in the morning of September 26.
Along with Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur on Kathmandu, the festival is also celebrated in Dulikhel and Dolakha among other places.
The festival will conclude on October 2.
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