LALITPUR, April 30, 2017 - Devotees dance on the first day of Rato Machhindranath festival in Lalitpur, Nepal, April 30, 2017. According to the Hindu legend, Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain. The month-long Rato Machhindranath 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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