Siddha Pokhari has become a go-to-place for morning walk and exercise. If you happen to visit the pond during the early morning, you can witness locals jogging or jumping around the pond. According to the locals, more than five hundred people come daily to Siddha Pokhari for morning exercise.
The Ranipokhari temple, otherwise closed for the public, was opened on Tuesday. The gates open only twice a year. This year, they were kept open on May 7 (Tuesday) and 9 (Thursday). The temple is open for the visitors on the two days of Dewali (Prayers to the clan Deity). Thursday was the Dewali for Prajapati clan of Bhaktapur.
There are four municipalities in Bhaktapur and after the Gorkha- epicentered earthquake in 2015; a total of 28,803 locals lost their homes. A total of 24,358 received red cards for their houses' safety level where red denotes danger to stay inside it.
BHAKTAPUR, April 13: Every year on April 15, people in Bode, Madhyapur Thimi Municipality-8, celebrate the tongue-piercing festival with grace. As in the previous years, Buddhakrishna Bag Shrestha, 47, of the locality will be piercing his tongue with a metal skewer this year too to keep the tradition alive. He is the chairperson of the Ambulance Drivers Association, Bhaktapur, and an ambulance driver for Nepal Korea Friendship Hospital.
Buddha Krishna Baag Shrestha pierces his tongue every year on the jatra held annually at Khasi Tole, Bodey, Bhaktapur. Shrestha first pierced his tongue in 2005. However, it was in 2008 when he started doing it on a yearly basis.
Summer is already at our doorstep. Hot season is all about wearing cool breezing clothing and eating food that help you cool down. Comfort food like ice creams, ice gola, and curd are mostly consumed during summer, aside from cold drinks to beat the heat.
“Topi pasals that were once rare have now evolved in the market because of the people following the topi fashion”, says Kamala Pradhan. Pradhan has been running a topi pasal at the heart of Bhaktapur for over five decades.
Everything has its own season. Let it be ice creams or the woolen clothes, the season tend to affect the varieties of flavors. However, the case is different for the mouth-watering tangy, sweet and sour foods like ‘paun’ aka ‘titaura’.
No matter how cold the winter gets, it hardly stops women at Bhaktapur from carrying out their daily washings in the rivers. An acute scarcity of clean water in the area has bound them to gather every morning at different riversides.