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Pond Festival: Searching for a goddess' lost jewelry


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2022 Apr 18, 13:00, Gahana Pokhari, Kathmandu
Local people carrying the chariot of Tundaldevi on their shoulders on the occasion of Gahana Khojne Jatra Photo: Bidyash Dangol/NepalNews

Gahana Pokhari (Jewelry Pond) in Kathmandu is a spot for celebration every year where local people carry the chariot of Tundaldevi on their shoulders and search for her lost jewelry. The chariot is stopped several times on the way to Gahana Pokhari at the doorsteps of residences where red mud has been painted in front. The idol of the Goddess is placed on a chariot pulled by devotees from her temple in Baluwatar and driven through the historic town of Hadigaun on the main day of the procession.

Peoples watching Jatra
Photo: Bidyash Dangol/NepalNews
Peoples watching Jatra Photo: Bidyash Dangol/NepalNews
Goddess Tudaldevi Baishnavi 
Photo: Bidyash Dangol/NepalNews
Goddess Tudaldevi Baishnavi Photo: Bidyash Dangol/NepalNews
A person carrying an umbrella that is hung on the top of the chariot
Photo: Bidyash Dangol/NepalNews
A person carrying an umbrella that is hung on the top of the chariot Photo: Bidyash Dangol/NepalNews
People pulling the chariot 
Photo: Bidyash Dangol/NepalNews
People pulling the chariot Photo: Bidyash Dangol/NepalNews

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