Machhendranath is the God of rain. The Machhendranath jatra (festival) is

Celebrated in Lalitpur area by Newar Communities. The festival was

celebrated in order to please the God of rain and to protect the valley from

drought. Thus, there are two Machhendranath, one is red and another one is

white. In this festival, lots of people participate to pull the huge chariot of

about 55 feet tall. The festival is celebrated every year before the arrival of rainy season.


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