Bhoto Jatra markedThe displaying of a jewel-studded vest marks the end of the month-long chariot-pulling festival of Rato Machindranath.
The month-long chariot-pulling festival of Rato Machindranath concluded with the displaying of a bhoto (a jewel-studded vest) at Jawalakhel, Lalitpur on Thursday.
The bhoto was displayed in the presence of high-ranking dignitaries including President Ramchandra Paudel.
It is an annual cultural and religious ritual of displaying the black jewel-studded vest believed to be of then Nagraj, the serpent king.
Machhindranath is revered as a god of good harvest and prosperity. Paying homage to Lord Machhindranath is believed to bring good luck and fulfil one’s wishes.
Here are some photos captured by the Post photojournalist Elite Joshi.