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Bishnudevi Jatra celebrated

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Kirtipur, Jatras and festivals are part of life for Newar community. One of the most awaited Jatra of Panga 'Bishnudevi Jatra' was celebrated on Sunday.

People of Panga worship two major goddess Bishnudevi and Balkumari. During early December the Jatra of these two goddess is organised to show deep respect towards them.


In this Jatra, Chariots decorated with flowers and ornaments were carried over the town for two days. The first day is known as "Mu Ya". In this day, the chariot of Bishnudevi was carried to Bishnudevi temple, Bhajangal. In second day, both chariots were carried over the whole town and the day is called 'Sinhajya'.

All the musical groups and people wearing cultural dresses were present in the procession of the Chariot . Men and women offer Puja and worship goddess for peace and prospertiy.

Locals preparing garlands for decorating chariots

The chariot of Bishnudevi was taken to Bishnudevi temple premises, Bhajangal. Bishnnudevi temple is in the process of reconstruction.

Ladies queued up in traditional newari dress for their turn to worship goddess.

People enjoying and dancing in the traditional tunes.

The chariots being carried by youngsters around Panga.


Photo: Narayan Maharjan




Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 September 2013 08:13 )  

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