Photo Trip Bhaktapur Durbar Square
The ancient city of Bhaktapur is bewitching. Its ancient towering temples, centuries old palaces and their respective squares (there are four squares Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, Dattatreya Square and Pottery Square, all worth seeing), brick-lined walkways, narrow alleys and redbrick houses transports visitors to this ancient city to different era of several centuries ago.
And life in this old city has changed a little over the years. Its denizens still proudly follow the old age old tradition, culture, some of which like the Mha Puja are unique to this city. Apart from the marvelous architecture, an amble around the city will reveal artisans like potters and woodcarvers meticulously working on their craft and pipe smoking old men sitting on temple steps and watching the day go by.
Bisket Jatra, Bhaktapur’s weeklong festival marks the ancient solar Nava Barsha (New Year) and is the only festival that does not follow the lunar-based Nepali calendar. The jatra commences after a special Tantric ritual in th Bhairab temple in Taumadhi Tole in Bhaktapur.