Indra Jatra begins with installation of ‘lingo’ (With photos)
Indra Jatra has formally begun in Kathmandu Valley.
The biggest festival of the Valley began with the installation of a wooden pole (lingo) in the premises of Hanumandhoka, Basantapur Durbar Square on Tuesday.
The festival dedicated to Indra, the god of rain and king of heaven, is celebrated for eight days.
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has banned vehicles in the area where the Indra Jatra procession will take place.
The metropolis has restricted the movement of all types of vehicles in Basantapur, Maru, Chingamukal, Jaisidewal, Lagan, Brahmatole, Kohiti, Bhimsensthan on Thursday.
The movement of vehicles has been restricted in Basantapur, Pyafal, Yatkha, Naradevi, Tengal, Nyukha, Nhektala, Machhindrabahal, Indrachowk, Makhan and Hanumandhoka on Friday and Basantapur, Pyafal, Yatkha, Naradevi, Kilagh, Bhedasingh, Indrachowk and Makhan on Saturday.
On this occasion, Lakhe dance are performed on the streets of Kathmandu.
Meanwhile, the lingo, brought to Hanumandhoka from a jungle in Bhaktapur, was erected with the help of locals and Nepal Army personnel.
The lingo-erection procession was marked with fanfare.
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