Bhairavnath chariot for Biska festival now ready [In Pictures]

Dipesh Shrestha 05 Apr 2024
Bhairavnath chariot for Biska festival now ready [In Pictures]

KATHMANDU: Construction of the chariot of Bhairavnath for the Biska festival, which begins on Tuesday, has been completed.

Biska, the most important festival of Bhaktapur, is celebrated for eight nights and nine days to usher in the spring season and the Nepali New Year. The festival begins with the pulling of the Bhairavnath chariot, built on the Taumadhi Square in front of the iconic Nyatapola temple in Bhaktapur Durbar Square, on Tuesday.

The three-storied pagoda chariot stands about 30 feet tall. The festival organizing committee has also completed the construction of the Bhadrakali chariot. According to the committee, the remaining small tasks like coloring the chariots will be completed by Monday.

The procession will begin after offering special worship at the two chariots as per the tantric ritual on Tuesday.

A ceremonial pole, approximately 55 feet tall, will be erected at Lyasinkhel on Friday. The pole will be dismantled on New Year’s Day, Saturday.

The festival will conclude after the chariot of Bhairavnath is pulled back to Taumadhi on April 17.





Published On: 05 Apr 2024


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