During ‘Indra Jatra’ festival people come to vibrancy of life with varieties of traditional dances, and music that consist of a variety of drums and cymbals, and flute. Like most festivals of Nepal, both Hindus and Buddhist unite to celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm.
The festival is named after Lord Indra who is known as the god of rain and also as the king of heaven. This festival takes place in Kathmandu towards the end of the rainy season, in September, and lasts for eight days.
In the picture: Girls from Newari community beautifully dressed “Haku Patashi” (Black Sari), performing traditional flute music during ‘Indra Jatra’ festival in Kathmandu last year