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Book about Rato Machhindranath published

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Kathmandu, February 14, 2016: With the compilation of popular festival Rato Machhindranath chariot, a new book Shree Karunamaya (Bungdyoya) Bankha, the historical facts on the beginning of country’s longest and
Professor Shantaharsha Bajracharya released the book amid an event has been published in the Devanagari script here Saturday.
Buddhist Scholar Jyotiuratna Shakya Translated this book into Nepali, it is the first of its kind in the Devanagari script. The book was written  by Buddhist scholar Buddharatna Shakya 102 years ago in the Nepal Bhasa  based on different Buddhist scripts. It was published from Calcutta of India for lack of printing press in Nepal during that period.
It is believed that Rato Machhindranath chariot was started from Kaligat Sambat 3676, whereas the Buddhist scholars based on historical facts state that the chariot was started 1,400 years ago.
The book is useful for readers and researchers, archaeologist Dr Saphalya Amatya said.
Similarly, Chief of Central Department of Nepal Bhasa at the Tribhuvan University Tulsilal Singh said that the book has helped to disseminate the historical facts on the chariot to the common folks.

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