Bisket Jatra in Bhaktapur

Bisket Jatra in Bhaktapur

Posted Apr 17th, 2009 under Culture & Festivals, Photo Essay, Tourism News,

Bisket Jatra celebration in Thimi, Bhaktapur

Bisket Jatra is one of the most colorful and boisterous celebration in Bhaktapur.In Thimi, the local crowd celebrate it by carrying the palanquins of Hindu deities across the town square. People smear and throw vermilion , as they carry the palanquin of the deities. Yomaris (Newari rice cake prepared especially during New Year) are thrown from homes towards the Balkumari temple, while the boisterous crowd tries to catch it.According to a local belief, a son will be born to anyone who catches a yomari!

Offerings for the deity

Vermilion on the palanquin of the deity

Bhaktapur Bisket Jatra

Crowds gather to witness the jatra

An old man throws a ‘yomari

The procession continues…

[Photo Credits: Bibek Tamrakar]

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  1. I am really very touched to see these pics because am the local resident of thimi and i used to be the part of this jatra, but this year i missed it, coz’ i come to Sydney for my higher studies. So i really missed the glorious and golden moment of all people including me of MADHYAPUR THIMI.Hopefully i will be there and celebrating jatra next year…

    - Bikki
  2. thanks for ur afford…………it was priceless after all. keep it up ur good job. Being oversease……i miss all lot of my lovely thimi……………always with my mind, my heart and my soul. cheers

    - indra sth
  3. thansk alot for the photo. Even i am far from there but still my heart always beats for nepal .

    - laxmi sundar
  4. i cant stop my eyes being wet after seeing photos of my best jatra of world THE BISKET JATRA . Thank u 4r reminding me of my lovely town thimi. from bahrain

    - bikesh prajapati
  5. I am not from nepal but i like all jatras and calture of nepal i love so much

    - jotiba kavanekar
  6. love jatra of madhyapur thimi.

    - sunil shrestha

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