KATHMANDU, Feb 27: With the installation of Chir, a ceremonial bamboo pole with three tiers of colorful clothes at Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Holi, the festival of colors officially began on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Kumari Puja was held on the occasion of Indra Jatra, one of the biggest religious street festivals in Kathmandu, at Basantapur Durbar Square on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: "Navaratri Parva" or the nine-night festival of Bada Dashain, a great festival of the Hindus of Nepal, commenced on Saturday.

Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu some 150 years ago.