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Nepal marks Indra Jatra with much fervour

  • Tens of thousands of people gathered in Kathmandu to mark the Indra Jatra festival with much fervor and gaiety.
  • The eight-day festival, known as Yenya in Nepalese, is celebrated to honour Indra, the king of heaven and god of rain and harvest, as per the Hindu mythology.
  • It also marks end of monsoon and beginning of harvest season and festivity. The chariot procession and mask dances are the main attraction of Indra Jatra.