Sunday, 13 May 2018

Rato Machhindra Nath Festival Celebrated With Happiness

Posted on May 13, 2018 :
Rato Machindranath Raath yatra is a month long chariot pulling festival of Patan, takes place sometime during April-may. Rato Machindranath, the god of rain resides for six months in the temple located near Patan Durbar Square. The rain of god is brought to the chariot that is assembled in Pulchok. The chariot is pulled through various parts of the town of Patan; the route begins from pulchok, goes thru Gabahal, Hakha, Sundhara, LaganKhel and ends in Jawalakhel. On the last day of the chariot pulling festival, Bhoto Jatra (Vest festival) takes place. During Bhoto Jatra festival, the jewel studded vest is displayed by officials from each corner of the chariot so that the entire public can see it. After this festival, Rato Machindranath is then taken to Bungamati temple, where Rato Machindranath resides for the rest of the year.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.