Every year the Newar community of Lalitpur celebrate Matya festival to honour the victory of Buddha over the vice. During the festival, devotees offer coins and ignite lights at the temples and the stupas. The family member of the dead take part in the march, ignite lights and pray for the departed soul. The march is a 60 km long walk and takes about 14 hours.
The main idea of the project was to provide medical aid, drinking water and even foot massage for the devotees. Out of the several ‘bahals’ that the devotees traveld, Rotary Club of Patan Durbar Square, jointly with Rotaract Club of Patan Durbar Square and Bhaisajya tathaagat nishulka clinic, had their camp on two places, namely Bhinchhebahal and Tanga Bahal and served over more than 1200 devotees.
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