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Sindoor Jatra observed


BHAKTAPUR —  The locals of Madhyapur Thimi, Bhaktapur have celebrated annual Sindoor Jatra or the festival of vermilion on Saturday. The festival is celebrated every year on Baishakh 2 of Nepali Calendar to welcome the spring as part of Bisket Jatra observed by people from Newar community in Bhaktapur district.

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During the festival, devotees gather and take out a procession carrying 32 chariots containing the idols of several gods and goddesses.

People throw and smear each other with sindoor (orange vermillion powder) and sing and dance to the tune of traditional music during the procession carrying chariot of various deities around town while playing colors during the festival.

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