On the first day a lofty wooden post is erected before the king's palace and dancers from all across Nepal perform with masks. Later in the week virgins are brought to be worshipped. 9th September 2011
Indrajatra festival begins with the carnival-like erection of Yosin, a ceremonial pole, accompanied by the rare display of the deity Swet and Aakash Bhairab, represented by a massive mask spouting beer and liquor on Friday.
During Indra Jatra, there are a variety of performances including the dances of Sawa Bhakku Bhairav from Halchowk, Majipa Lakhey from Majipat, Devi Nach and Yeravat hathi (Pulukisi) from Naradevi, Mahakali and Kathi Maka Nach from Bhaktapur. All the dances take place around Hanuman Dhoka area. The Dasavatar or the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu is also staged every night.
Indra Jatra is a very interesting festival because for the whole week people enjoy various traditional dances and witness the chariot of Goddess Kumari, Lord Ganesh and Lord Bhairav being pulled through the older parts of the Kathmandu city.