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Rato Machhindranath Jatra to Start on July 25

Rato Machhindranath Jatra to Start on July 25 – Nepalayatimes
Rato Machhindranath Jatra to Start on July 25
Rato Machhindranath Jatra to Start on July 25
Kathmandu – Religious authorities of Lalitpur have decided to start the Rato Machhindranath Jatra on July 25. The 15-day festival should have taken place in April but was postponed citing growing Covid-19 fears. The authorities had then decided to postpone the festival until the end of the lockdown. With the government announcing the end of the lockdown yesterday, the Jatra will take place from this Saturday, according to Lakshan Rajopadhyaya, the priest of Patan Taleju Temple. The idol of Rato Machhindranath will be put on the chariot (rath) between 12:10 pm and 12:25 pm that day whereas the chariot’s journey will also begin the same day, according to Rajopadhyaya. Astrologer Kirti Madan Joshi, a member of the Nepal Panchanga Nirnayak Samiti, fixed the timing for the festival. The annual festival will last for 15 days. Before this, Bisket Jatra and Jibro Chhedne Jatra of Bhaktapur and Seto Machhindranath Jatra of Kathmandu have also been postponed for this year due to to the Covid-19 crisis. Locals of Ason in Kathmandu also did not celebrate the annual Paachahre festival in March. WATCH THIS VIDEO MOST LIKED TREKKING ROUTE

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