On the path of Kumari

Posted: September 6, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Next Sun. 11th Sept : VO’YE – A traditional Newari Feast blessed by Lord Shiva

11 September 2011
Place to observe
: starts from Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basundhara)

The festival of Indra, the God of rain, is observed with great enthusiasm in Kathmandu Valley. The festival lasts for eight days. The chariot of Kumari, the Living Goddess, is taken out in procession through the main streets of Kathmandu. The festival is specially noted for the echoes of drums and dancing feet of the masked dancers almost every evening.

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VO’YE – A traditional Newari Feast blessed by Lord Shiva

Sun, September 11, 2:45pm – 8:15pm
Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boechhen, Kathmandu
Organisers: Powerful Hands
During Indra Jatra (the Festival of the Lord Indra), the journey of the Chariots of the Kumari (Living Goddess), Lord Ganesh, and Bhairab journey through a special route in the city. This ends in a grand Newari Feast. In this event, you get an opportunity to both walk along with the chariots in this route which is a little over 2 kms and also participate in a special feast.

Why this trip?

1. We are trying to preserve the rich Newari Traditions of the Kumari, and the Vo’ye – the traditional feast.

2. We will be supporting Maa Pucha – a women Self Help Group who have will be preparing the food and also serving the food.

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