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Five things you didn’t know about the rain god’s procession in Kathmandu

As soon as the monsoon ends, Kathmandu Valley gears up for a number of festivals. The first among them is Indra Jatra. Clear skies bring enthusiasm amongst the people of the Valley who gear to celebrate this eight-day festival with a great deal of vigour and passion. Indra Jatra has never been restricted to being […]

The Sultan’s siege of Kathmandu

  He came to Kathmandu with around 20,000 men… His objective: to plunder, pillage and demolish everything.┬áThe celebrated historian Baburam Acharya thus described the Sultan’s attack on Nepal Valley. When he left, the city was ransacked, people displaced from their homes and monuments which took hundreds of years to build razed. Only Shiva, the lord […]