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Ghode Jatra festival observed in Kathmandu


Nepalnews
2024 Apr 08, 19:36,
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 President Ramchandra Paudel attended the 'Ghode Jatra Ceremony, 2080' organized by the Nepal Army at Tundikhel today.

Also present on the occasion were Vice-President Ramsahay Prasad Yadav, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and Speaker Devraj Ghimire. A cavalry of the Nepal Army had performed different equestrian stunts. Various competitions, including horse riding and musical race were also held on the occasion.

It is believed that a demon who lived in a meadow, which is now at Tundikhel, used to unleash terror in Kathmandu, particularly targeting children. After his death, people rejoiced by dancing on his body and riding horses. There is also a belief that the parade of horses at Tundikhel keeps the demon’s spirit away.

The Ghode Jatra festival is celebrated every year on the day of Chaitra Krishna Aunsi

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Photo: Nepal Army
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