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Indra Jatra begins


KATHMANDU: The religious festival, Indra Jatra has kicked off from Saturday in Kathmandu.

It lasts for eight days with singing, mask dancing and rejoicing.

Indra Jatra festival falls on the fourth day of the waxing moon in the month of Bhadra as per the lunar calendar. It is celebrated in the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley and in Kavre and Dolakha also. Indra, the Hindu god of rain and good harvest, is worshiped in this festival.

The festival is celebrated by both the Hindus and Buddhists.

Marking the occasion, a small lingo or pole was raised to resemble the statue of Lord Indra in different toles of the district. The pole thus raised is known as Yambodho in Newari language.

The Yambodho has been raised as per religious worshipping at Tekhapukhu, Bansagopal, Nasamana, Bulucha, Sakotha, Bholanche, Suryamadhi, Khauma, Itache and other areas.

Legends said that the Indra Jatra festival is observed to celebrate the victory of the gods over the demons to release Jayanta, the son of Lord Indra.-RSS

Photos by Bijay Gajmer and Dinesh Gole

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