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Nepalese devotees celebrate Pahchare Chariot Festival
Published: Apr 13, 2021 11:17 AM
Nepalese devotees of the Newar community, an ancient community of Kathmandu, wearing red, blue and yellow caps parade to celebrate the Pahchare Chariot Festival, locally known as a 'Daya Lyagu'. The festival marks the victory of the Goddess Durga over a demon who - according to the legend - used to kill and devour local children in ancient days.

Nepalese devotees of the Newar community, an ancient community of Kathmandu, parade to celebrate the Pahchare Chariot Festival, locally known as a 'Daya Lyagu' at Aason in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 12, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

Nepalese devotees of the Newar community, an ancient community of Kathmandu, parade to celebrate the Pahchare Chariot Festival, locally known as a 'Daya Lyagu' at Aason in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 12, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
Nepalese devotees from the ethnic Newar community parade to celebrate the Pahchare Chariot Festival, locally known as Daya Lyagu, in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 12, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

Nepalese devotees from the ethnic Newar community parade to celebrate the Pahchare Chariot Festival, locally known as "Daya Lyagu", in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 12, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
A duck is offered to the god during the Pahchare Chariot Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 12, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

A duck is offered to the god during the Pahchare Chariot Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 12, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
A devotee participates in the Pahchare Chariot Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 12, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)

A devotee participates in the Pahchare Chariot Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 12, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua)


 
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