The procession of Horses
This festival is celebrated on the fourteenth day of the dark wax fortnight of March-April. A demon called Gurumapa is propitiated and the idols of many gods are carried a small chariot by processions of thousands of people. A meeting of duties such as Lumadi, Bhadrakali, Kankeshwari and Bhairav takes place during the day at Ason and at night in Tudikhel.
Most spectacular show of horse race and acrobatics is organized by the Nepalese Army at Tundikhel in the afternoon of the main day.
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This Article and upcoming posts are extracted from the book, TOURIST INFORMATION DIRECTORY, 1997. by my Late Father Journalist, Sociologist & Anthropologists, Er. Ramesh Chandra Bandhu Bhattarai.