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With several jatras called off, Kathmandu welcomes New Year in silence

Probably for the first time in history, major festivals of Kathmandu Valley have been cancelled or postponed one after another. From the longest festival Rato Machhindranath to the one-of-a-kind Handigaunko Jatra, and from Biska (Bisket) Jatra to Seto Machhindranath Jatra have been affected. Meanwhile, the rath (chariot) construction of Rato Machhindranath in Pulchok, Patan has […]

Rato Machhindranath Jatra put off until end of lockdown

Kathmandu, April 10 The famous Rato Machhindranath Jatra in Lalitpur has become the latest victim of the ongoing coronavirus crisis among centuries-old cultural festivals of Kathmandu valley. Locals of Lalitpur and cultural administrators on Friday have decided to postpone the festival, the longest of chariot festivals in Kathmandu, till the end of the lockdown imposed […]