LALITPUR, June 22, 2014 - A devotee prays to the god Rato Machindranath during the Bhoto Jatra festival in Jawalakhel of Lalitpur, Nepal, June 22, 2014. According to the Hindu legend, Rato Machhindranath is a Hindu god, who was brought from Assam in India by a farmer to the Kathmandu valley in Nepal to prevent a drought during the rice season. The month-long Rato Machindranath festival begins with the construction of the chariot in Pulchowk and ends with the Bhoto Jatra festival in Jawalakhel of Patan. It is celebrated by Buddhists and Hindus of Newar community by carrying the chariot to different places in the town of Patan in hope for good rain and prosperity.
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