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Jibro Chhedne Jatra observed in Bhaktapur

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BHAKTAPUR — On the second day of the Bisket Jatra, local people of the Bhaktapur district observed the ‘Jibro Chhedne Jatra’, the tongue piercing festival.

Jujubhai Basan Shrestha pierced his tongue for the eight consecutive times today, which he has been doing since 2009.

Bisket Jatra, which is celebrated for nine days and eight nights, began on Saturday in Bhaktapur.

Locals on Wednesday pulled the three-storey pagoda-style chariot of Bhairavnath from Bhairav temple in Taumadhi to Gahiti.

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Devotees throng Pashupatinath on Maha Shivaratri

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KATHMANDU — Devotees from various places of the country and neighboring India have thronged Pathupatinath Temple since early Tuesday morning to offer prayers on Maha Shivaratri.

All four doors of the temple were open at 3:15 for the devotees to pay homage to Lord Shiva, said director of the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) Bhola Sitaula.

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Arrangements have been made for the devotees to enter the main temple from three doors (a door in the south of Pingalasthan, another in the west of Jayabageshwori-Bhuvaneshwori, and the third from Mitrapark-Umakunda-Basuki), he said.

The devotees are supposed to exit from the same door they have entered, said another PADT official. Approximately 1.3 million devotees are estimated on the festival this year, he said.

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