The legend behind the myth of Indra Jatra

Parijat night jasmine flowers for which, it is believed, lord of heaven Indra descended upon Kathmandu. Photo: KUNDA DIXIT ndra Jatra, or Yenya, commemorates the descent of a god from heaven dressed in peasant’s clothes and bent on a very human pursuit: stealing flowers. The deity concerned was no ordinary god. He was Indra, the … Continue reading The legend behind the myth of Indra Jatra