August 17 – Displaying cultural demonstration and rituals, Matyaa festival observed in Thecho, Lalitpur on Saturday. Under the management of Thecho Bajaa Samrachhan Samiti, Thecho Matya is observed each year with great fun and full participation of locals, displaying various cultural demonstration, quite differently than in Patan.
The main attraction of this years’ Matyaa includes the symbolic presentation of tongue piercing jatra, Sindoor Jatra, Jyaa Janko ritual , palanquin carrying festivals.
Basically, Matyaa is observed in the memory of deceased member of the family, but in Thecho’s Matyaa carries religious features as well as the conservation of cultural rituals and traditional instruments.
Photo Credit: Bikash Mali