KATHMANDU, April 14: The local residents of Madhyapur Thimi joyously celebrated the Bisket Jatra by adorning themselves with sindoor, a traditional orange-red vermilion.

KATHMANDU, April 9: The world-famous Bisket Jatra, which is celebrated in Bhaktapur for nine days and eight nights according to traditional rituals, is starting from today.

BHAKTAPUR, April 4: The District Administration Office (DAO) in Bhaktapur convened a meeting with various agencies and stakeholders to discuss the management of the upcoming Bisket Jatra.

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 8: The 55-foot-tall lingo (pole) that is used for Bhaktapur's popular Bisket Jatra has been taken to Bhelukhel-based Yongsikhel in Bhaktapur from Sallaghari forest of Suryabinayak municipality-10, Chittapole by using dozer and crane.

BHAKTAPUR, April 16: Bode area of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality in Bhaktapur district was crowded with people to see the Bisket Jatra, which is observed every year on Baisakh 2.

KATHMANDU, April 15: On the occasion of Bisket Jatra, local residents of Madhyapur Thimi have celebrated Sutha Siya Jatra by playing with sindoor (traditional orange-red coloured vermilion) with joy.

BHAKTAPUR, April 13: Madhyapur Thimi Municipality has announced four days of public holiday starting from today on the occasion of New Year.

BHAKTAPUR, March 26: The 7th Bhaktapur Industrial, Cultural, Tourism and Trade Festival is going to be held to mark New Year 2080 BS and Bisket Jatra.

KATHMANDU, April 6: A solo photo exhibition by a photojournalist of Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS), a national news agency of Nepal, to promote the Bisket Jatra (Biska) kicked off on Tuesday.

BHAKTAPUR, April 11: Altogether 19 persons were injured in the Bisket jatra, a chariot pulling festival that began in Bhaktapur on Saturday. Some were injured after falling off the chariot while others were injured in clashes that took place among the revelers.

KATHMANDU, April 8: The Supreme Court has issued an interim order not to halt the celebration of Bisket jatra, a cultural festival marked for nine days every New year in the district.


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The week in pictures for the week April 14 - April 20.

BHAKTAPUR, April 15: Welcoming the spring season of the year, natives of Thimi celebrated annual Sindoor Jatra (festival of vermilion) on the third day of 10-day-long Bisket Jatra here on Bhaktapur.

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BHAKTAPUR, April 14: A large number of people thronged Bhaktapur today to observe the historic Bisket Jatra (a cultural festival) which is organised each year on the occasion of the Nepali New Year. The festival based on the tantric rituals began today.


April 13, 2019 18:40 pm

The week in pictures for the week April 7 - April 13.

BHAKTAPUR, April 10: Bisket Jatra, a renowned annual event celebrated by the residents of Bhaktapur, begins Wednesday.