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Bhoto Jatra being celebrated today


KATHMANDU: The Rato Machhindranath Jatra will conclude today with the display of Bhoto — a jewel-studded vest — to throngs of devotees and revelers in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur.

The chariot will be pulled to Jawalakhel today and the Bhoto displayed as per the tradition, according to the Guthi Corporation. Rato Machhindranath is worshipped as the god of rain and harvest, and month-long celebrations dedicated to him begin in the Kathmandu Valley just before monsoon and ends in Bhoto Jatra.

In keeping with tradition, chief of Guthi Sansthan (Lalitpur) will display the bejewelled vest before a huge crowd in the presence of President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, according to Guthi. Bhoto Jatra is a public holiday in the Kathmandu Valley. The Hindus and the Buddhists from Newar community celebrate the festival by towing the chariot to various places, including Jawalakhel, the venue for Bhoto Jatra. After the Jatra, devotees take the chariot to Bungmati of Lalitpur and the festival that began on May 13 from Pulchowk will conclude on Friday.

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