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Bhot Jatra

Bhot Jatra The chariot built of cane and timber is similar to that of Seto Machhindranath but taller. It is constructed at and pulled from Pulhowk. The chariot meanders through the streets of Patan to reach Jawalakhel ultimately. Here, on the day of Bhot Jatra a dress of diamonds,believed to belong to King of Nagas is shown to the public. Every 12th year the chariot of Rato Machhindranath is pulled from Patan to Bungmati. As 1991 was the last time it was pulled the event will occur again in 2003. http://www.angelfire.com/trek/myglorynepal/festival.htm
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