Rato Machhendranath Rath Jatra


One of the most important festivals and also one of the most spectacular of all the festivals to be marked in Patan takes place in April or early May when the massive chariot of Rato Machhendranath is hauled through the narrow streets of Patan.

Lord Machhendranath is taken as the patriot deity of the valley and is worshipped and revered as Karunamaya - the Bodhisattva of compassion.

The festival ends with the public display of a garment studded with precious stones, emeralds and other precious materials.
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