BHAKTAPUR, April 16: Amid the crowd of thousands of people in Madhyapur Thimi of Bhaktapur on Sunday, Buddha Kishna Baag Shrestha pierced his tongue for the sixth consecutive time, giving continuity to the centuries-old tradition of piercing tongue which had started during the period of the Lichchhavi dynasty.

BHAKTAPUR, March 30: Buddha Krishna Bagha Shrestha has come forward this year to get his tongue pierced to give continuity to this time-honoured tradition that is indigenous to Bode, Madhyapur Thimi.