November 16, 2020 05:45 PM NPT
By: Bijaya Rai
KATHMANDU, Nov 16: A number of people without brothers and sisters on Monday reached the Bal Gopaledhwor Temple at the heart of Rani Pokhari (Queen’s Pond) in the capital to receive tika on the Bhaitika, the fifth and final day of Yampanchak. It is the day when sisters put tika on the forehead of their brothers, wishing for their prosperity and long life.
The temple remains open for the general public only on Bhaitika once in a year. This year, the temple is open from 5 am to 5 pm for the general public. This is the first time the temple is open for public after the 2015 devastating earthquake.
Here are some photos by our photojournalist taken on the temple premises on Monday afternoon.