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On Janmasthami, Patan’s restored Krishna Mandir welcomes pilgrims again

The Patan Krishna Mandir, built in 1637 by Siddhi Narsing Malla, has a lot of cultural significance. Built-in the Shikhara style and constructed using carved stone, instead of the usual brick and timber, this temple is one of the oldest stone temples in Nepal. While many pagoda style temples were reduced to rubble, in the […]

This man has been ‘the god’ for locals of small Bhaktapur town for last 60 years

Prem Chandra Aduwa Shrestha, 67, is gearing up for hectic five days. Every year after the Gaijatra festival, the small Newari settlement of Bode in Bhaktapur district, east of Kathmandu, gets ready for the annual Nilbarahi Nach in which Shrestha is one of the primary dancers and is referred to by the locals as ‘deuta’ […]