Akash Bhairab Jatra

Wooden sculptures of Akash Bhairab used to be placed in various places in the valley for the Pachali Bhairab Jatra that takes place on the fifth day of Dashain. Large perforated clay barrels placed behind the sculptures would be filled with rice beer and people would drink the gushing flow of alcohol. A drunken man believed himself to be Jung Bahadur (the first Rana prime minister, an icon of the mightiest), while his relatives try to control him. Two women can be seen running away with fear. A dhime musical group playing the thulo-dhime drum and bhusya cymbals, and waving pennants on a bamboo pole is advancing towards the Bhairab to pay homage and enjoy the drink. People in windows and patis are curiously watching the events.