See Photos: Nepal celebrates Indra Jatra festival with much fervor and gaiety

Updated: Sep 14, 2019, 12:43 | Sunny Rodricks
  • See Photos: Nepal celebrates Indra Jatra festival with much fervor and gaiety

    In pic: A Nepali child revered as the living goddess or Kumari is carried in a chariot during a procession on the main day of the Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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  • See Photos: Nepal celebrates Indra Jatra festival with much fervor and gaiety

    A masked dancer performs the 'Lakhe' dance during a chariot procession for the Kumari, who is revered in as a living goddess in Nepal, on the main day of the Indra Jatra festival held at Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu

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  • See Photos: Nepal celebrates Indra Jatra festival with much fervor and gaiety

    A masked dancer performs the 'Sawa Bhaku' dance on the main day of the Indra Jatra festival at Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • See Photos: Nepal celebrates Indra Jatra festival with much fervor and gaiety

    In pic: Matina Shakya (in centre), a former Kumari, looks at the chariot as another child is revered as a living goddess or Kumari, during the celebrations of Indra Jatra festival at Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu

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  • See Photos: Nepal celebrates Indra Jatra festival with much fervor and gaiety

    A masked dancer performs the 'Pulukisi' dance during a chariot procession for the Kumari on the main day of the Indra Jatra festival which is celebrated on a grand scale in Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • See Photos: Nepal celebrates Indra Jatra festival with much fervor and gaiety

    In pic: A Nepali child, who is revered as a living goddess or Kumari, can be seen carried on the chariot during a procession on the main day of the Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • See Photos: Nepal celebrates Indra Jatra festival with much fervor and gaiety

    The Indra Jatra festival which is an eight-day long festival is also known as 'Yenya' among the Nepalese. The Indra Jatra festival is celebrated to honour Indra, who is the king of heaven and god of rain and harvest, as per the Hindu mythology

    In pic: A masked man perform the Sawa Bhaku dance during the Indra Jatra festival celebrations in Nepal

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  • See Photos: Nepal celebrates Indra Jatra festival with much fervor and gaiety

    In pic: A Nepali devotee dressed as a deity, locally know as 'Dangi', is led by participants as they celebrate the Indra Jatra Festival at Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • See Photos: Nepal celebrates Indra Jatra festival with much fervor and gaiety

    Nepali devotees carry oil lamps made of bamboo, which is locally known as 'Baumata, on the main day of the Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu, Nepal

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On Friday, thousands of people gathered at the Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal to mark Indra Jatra festival dedicated to the god of rain - Indra. The eight-day festival, which is known as Yenya in Nepalese, is celebrated to honour Indra, the king of heaven and god of rain and harvest, as per the Hindu mythology. See Photos. (All Pictures/AFP)

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