Machindranath Bhoto Display Friday

Posted on Jun 7, 2013 by TravelNews under Culture and Festival

Tags: BHOTO, Jatra

Lalitpur, June 6: The Chariot procession of Rato Machchindranath, revered as the God of rain, is coming to an end on Friday with the display of the Bhoto or jewel studded vest.
The bhoto jatra or vest festival is being held as per traditions to display the vest four days after the chariot of Rato Machchindranath arrived at Jawalakhel.This festival is believed to have been observed since the past 1,600 years and usually falls on April-May every year. It had begun from Pulchowk on May 13. Both Hindus and Buddhists observe this festival worshipping Machchindranath as an avatar of Santa Guru Karunamaya and as Padampani respectively.The bhoto jatra takes place in the presence of the Head of State and accordingly Dr Ram Baran Yadav will be at Jawalakhel tomorrow to observe it.
The Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Heads of Constitutional Bodies, high-ranking government officials and diplomats are also expected at the venue tomorrow, says the Guthi Sansthan, that oversees the celebrations.

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