Bagh Bhairab Jatra

Baghbhairab Jatra, a festival of Kirtipur locals who worship their most revered god Baghbhairab during the festival, the festival is marked on the occasion of Singha Sakranti (Bhadra 1). Local residents worship the god and make round of the Kirtipur area by organising a palanquin procession and playing different musical instruments. Myth has that one [...]

Kirtipur Gaijatra

The festival of "Gai Jatra", the procession of cows, is generally celebrated in the Nepalese month of Bhadra (August-September). The festival of cows is one of the most popular festivals of Nepal. The whole complex of Gai Jatra festival has its roots in the ancient age when people feared and worshipped Yamaraj,"the god of death". [...]

Kirtipur Indrayeni Jatra

The colorful Indrayani Jatra celebrated in Kirtipur 6 km to the southwest of Kathmandu, is designed to propitiate Indrayani Jatra, one of the Ajimas (mother Goddesses) who protect the valley. The three day festival happens around Indrayani's two shrines, one in the town center and the other outside the ancient township. The first day see [...]