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Preparation to build Chariot for Biska Jatra begins (Photo Feature)



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Preparation To Build Chariot For Biska Jatra

By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Apr. 2: Preparations to make a chariot, known as Bhail Kha:,  for the famous Biska (Bisket) Jatra has begun in Bhaktapur.

For the Biska Jatra this year, a 30 feet tall chariot of pagoda style is being made at the premises of the five-storied Nyatapola temple at Taumadhi.

Last year, the Jatra was limited only to a Puja ritual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The making of Bhail Kha: was halted midway due to the nationwide lockdown.

An official at the Guthi Corporation informed that all the materials required to build the chariot would arrive within one week

The Jatra, which starts by pulling the Bhail Kha: chariot four days prior to the beginning of the Nepali new year, is celebrated with fervor for nine days.

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