The making of the grand chariot

6, May 2019 |

As the Rato Machhindranath procession begins to take momentum, Nepal Traveller takes a peek into the hard days of work behind this largely successful extravaganza

A yearly festival, this jatra of the Rato Machhindranath is one of the longest and most interesting festivals in Patan. Rato Machhindranath is revered as the god of good harvest and prosperity. Paying homage to the deity is believed to bring luck and fulfil one’s wishes.

With a few more days until this grand extravaganza takes flight, the 32-hand long chariot is currently under construction in Pulchowk.

An insight into the grand scheme of things







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