Photos: Narayan Maharjan/RH (Nepalnews)
Bhoto Jatra is a part of Rato Macchindranath chariot festival, which is the longest festival observed in Kathmandu valley. Bhoto Jatra is celebrated every year on the last day of Rato Macchindranath festival by displaying a jewelled historical vest of black colour. Rato Machchhindranath is known as the deity of rain and good harvest.
The display of Bhoto officially concludes the month-long procession of Rato Machhindranath chariot that was taken through various streets of historical Patan city by various groups of devotees. Both Hindu and Buddhist people of Newar community celebrate the Machhindranath chariot procession with much reverence and enthusiasm.
The government had announced public holiday on Sunday, June 22, for the Machchhindranath Bhoto Jatra this year.