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Buddha Krishna gives continuity to tongue-piercing tradition

April 16, 2018 06:30 AM

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.

Pole erecting ceremony of Bisket Jatra

April 14, 2018 11:13 AM

BHAKTAPUR, April 14: On the occasion of Bisket Jatra, a 55-foot-tall lingo (pole) was erected at Lyosingkhel, Bhaktpur on Friday. This ceremony is considered as the main attraction of eight nights and nine days long Bisket Jatra of Bhaktpur. Thousands of Jatra lovers from neighboring districts Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Kavrepalanchowk visit Bhaktpur to see this special ceremony.

Stage set for Bisket Jatra

March 31, 2018 10:25 AM

BHAKTAPUR, March 31: With almost two weeks to go before Bhaktapur’s major chariot procession Bisket Jatra, a big crowd gathered near Lyoshekhel on Thursday.

Toni Hagen’s photos in exhibition

March 28, 2018 10:11 AM

BHAKTAPUR, March 28: The exhibition of photos taken by Swiss Geologist Dr Toni Hagen was kicked off at the Toni Hagen House, Bhaktapur on Monday evening in the presence of his daughter Katryn.

Lack of trainees of Nepal Bhasa in Newar community

March 22, 2018 10:29 AM

BHAKTAPUR, March 22: We all know that Bhaktapur is one of the oldest Newar cities. According to national census 2011, the total population of Bhaktapur Municipality is 83,658, belonging to Newari community. Nevertheless, the efforts of making Nepal Bhasa popular here has not been successful as expected.

Bike stunt craze in Bhaktapur

March 20, 2018 10:59 AM

If you visit Nepal Engineering College, Duwakot or Gorkha Eco Panel factory, Hanumancha, Changunarayan Municipality in Bhaktapur, you often notice bikers doing stunning bike stunts. Every Saturday, scores of youths gather at this place to watch the stunt of Suraj Danegulu, who has become popular among youths interested about this. As Danegulu and his team showcase their skills, inquisitive youths watch it and learn the adventurous stunts.

Pottery Square preserving ancient culture

March 11, 2018 11:54 AM

BHAKTAPUR, March 11: From an ancient period, Bhaktapur’s Pottery Square has been a hub for the locals to earn their living through pottery. Elderly people as well as the local youths, especially belonging to the Prajapati community, have been participating to preserve this age-long culture.

Shrine in Bhaktapur is Machheshwar Mahadev

March 1, 2018 09:47 AM

The locals of Bhaktapur have discovered Machheshwar Mahadev at Suryabinayak Municipality-5. Though earlier known as Pichashewar, Masaneshwar and Isamsaneshwar among the locals, a recent study has proved it to be Machheshwar Mahadev.

Water crisis getting critical in Bhaktapur

February 21, 2018 02:30 AM

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 21: Shortage of drinking water during the dry season has started taking a toll on the lives of the people of Bhaktapur.

‘Ranipokhari Tender’ a political satire

February 13, 2018 09:44 AM

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 13: A drama named ‘Ranipokhari Tender’ was organized at Aastha Theater of Liwali, Bhaktapur for three days.

74 girls Participate in group bel-bibaha

February 10, 2018 13:07 PM

BHAKTAPIR, Feb 10: As many as 74 Newar girls got participated at a two-day long bel-bibaha (a Newar wedding custom), in Byasi, Bhaktapur on Wednesday.

Only 23 quake-damaged houses rebuilt in Bhaktapur

February 5, 2018 09:56 AM

Method Consultancy in association with Khwopa Engineering College, Liwali of Bhaktapur did a study on the reconstruction of buildings at Taulachhen Tole, Municipality ward number 9. According to their survey, only 23 buildings damaged due to the 2015 earthquakes out of 227 have been reconstructed.

Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Concludes

February 1, 2018 12:49 PM

The locals of Bhaktapur bid farewell to Shree Swasthani Brata Katha, a yearly ritual among Nepali Hindus, on Wednesday amid several programs.

A dance of Gods and Goddesses

January 28, 2018 09:02 AM

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 28: This year’s annual Nava Durga Gana dance officially began on January 15 in Bhaktapur. The festival runs for eight months and concludes on the day of Bhalbhal Astami in the Nepali month of Shrawan. The first day of the Nava Durga Gana dance was showcased at Suryamadhi, ward number 9, Bhaktapur. Nava Durga Gana dance is also known as Angalakegu, which means catching fish in Newari language. However, the dance does not include any act of fishing.

Learning Chinese

January 27, 2018 13:00 PM

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 27: Students of Grades V, VI, and VII from Baal Vikash English Secondary School in Bhaktapur are learning Chinese language along with Chinese culture, art, songs, and dance as their regular curriculum.

Ranikot an attraction for domestic tourists

January 14, 2018 08:19 AM

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 14: Ranikot at Suryabinayak Municipality ward number 7 of Bhaktapur has been emerging as one of the top destinations for domestic tourists. The specialty of this place is that it is located at a high altitude, and provides a scenic view of the Kathmandu Valley.

Learning dhime baja to preserve culture

January 10, 2018 13:19 PM

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 10: A group of youths at Bholachhen, Bhaktapur were busy learning the tricks of traditional musical instrument dhime baja on Tuesday. As many as 16 youngsters between the ages of eight to 22 years are in the learning group.

Newar group contributes to flourishing of flute culture

January 4, 2018 09:33 AM

Flutes that are usually played in every traditional ceremony of the Newar community have become a commercial product now. Madhyapur, Thimi-based Nikosera Flute Group in Bhaktapur is touted to be the first commercial flute group.

NWPP wins elections in Bhaktapur-1

December 11, 2017 15:51 PM

BHAKTAPUR, Dec 11: Nepal Workers Peasants Party (NWPP) candidate for Bhaktapur constituency-1 Prem Suwal has emerged victorious, defeating Nepali Congress candidate Baburaja Joshi.  Suwal secured 33, 076 votes while his closest rival Joshi got 17, 818 votes.

Bhaktapur farmers start using harvesting machine

October 30, 2017 07:37 AM

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 29: Farmers of Bhaktapur have harvested paddy for the first time using a machine. The harvesting machine, named ‘Mini Command’, has helped farmers take a relief from hard manual labor harvesting the major staple crop.