Most of the jatras celebrated in Bhaktapur has an interesting story. Among which, Indra jatra also holds a darn. In which, Lord Indra sent the pulu kisi to the earth to find maisasur. There, Pulu kisi refers to the white elephant of Lord Indra. The lord wants maisasur so badly. Because this devil maisasur kidnapped and diminishes the son of Lord Indra. That’s why he sent pulu kisi ( aerawat) to the earth. Honestly, to find and diminish him. But unfortunately, he didn’t get success in finding him. However, there is a belief that he still searches for that demon. As a result, the people of the valley celebrate Indra jatra. People make the representation of pulu kisi and roam throughout the city. They act as if the pulu kisi is still searching for that demon. People celebrate this festival in between September and October.
- Mar 19
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