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Nepal steps up security at all Buddhist shrines

Security in major Buddhist shrines across Nepal has been beefed up since a series of bombs went off on the Indian holy site of Bodh Gaya, Sunday July 7th.

Although local police have not received any concrete intelligence report that pilgrimage centers may be targeted in Nepal, they are keeping most of the sites under tight control including Lumbini the birthplace of Buddha, while a predictably tense national election campaign nears.


Video: Nepal Bhoto Jatra

Someone has rightly said every other day is a festival in Nepal. One of the popular festivals is Bhoto Jatra, a festival observed by Hindus and Buddhist of Newar community. The festival is celebrated in the Lalitpur district by demonstrating a Bhoto, vest, from the chariot of Rato Machhindranath –the god of rain and harvest. Bhoto Jatra also marks an end of a month long chariot pulling festival of Rato Machhindranath.
This year i went to Lalitpur to see how the Bhoto Jatra is celebrated.

Bhoto Jatra Nepal from Rajneesh Bhandari on Vimeo.