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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.