In Pics: Chandra Binayak’s ‘Sindoor’ jatra
On this day, the Shakyas worshiped the family deity in Chabahil, Kutuwahal, by bending the statue of King Jambak (the jackal deity) with rice, making a tune in front of the idol, and staying awake all night.
KATHMANDU: The Jatra of Chandra Binayak and Bhairavnath, which runs from Kartik Shukla Purnima to Kartik Krishna Tritiya in Kathmandu, ended yesterday.
A huge dhuni is lit in the temple grounds on the evening of Kartik Purnima, the first day of this four-day Jatra. Heating it is a religious belief that will provide health and merit benefits.
On this day, the Shakyas worshiped the family deity in Chabahil, Kutuwahal, by bending the statue of King Jambak (the jackal deity) with rice, making a tune in front of the idol, and staying awake all night. Similarly, the chariots of Ganesha and Bhairav are decorated and worshiped in the evening on the second day of the Jatra.
On the third day of the Jatra, known as Sindoor Jatra, the Khats (small chariots) of Chandravinayak and Bhairavnath are cleaned in the morning, and in the evening, Guthiyars bring the idols of Ganesha and Bhairavnath, along with Gajur, and perform the chariot ride.
Similarly, after offering Sindoor (Vermillion) to Ganesha and Bhairav’s chariots, the Khats of Ganesha and Bhairav, along with the folk instruments Khats, are raised and performed dance. According to locals, on this day, chariots are kept in the houses and squares surrounding the temple and worshiped all night.
The chariots are circled around the various squares and places on the last day of the Jatra, and the idols of Ganesha and Bhairav are again covered with vermilion, and the Jatra is officially concluded.
It is customary to perform Sindoor Jatra all day to conclude the Jatra on this day.