Monday, October 27, 2008

Rani Pokhari - Queen's Pond

Rani Pokhari , also known as Lani Pukhu (meaning -Queen's Pond) , located in Kathmandu is a rectangular pond with the mosque shaped Hindu temple of Lord Shiva in the middle.It was built by King Pratap Malla in memory of his beloved Queen.It is said that The King built this artificial pond to console the Queen after their son died.It is opened to visitors only once a year on the day of Bhaitika ( Brother's day ) during the festival of Tihar( Diwali ). As rani pokhari is a pond of consolation, people who have lost their brothers and sisters visit this temple to pay their tribute to their lost ones and those who have no siblings too visit this temple on this particular day in order to receive blessings from the priest.

rani pokhari at kathmanduThis is the entrance to Rani pokhari
queen's pond
The tower behind is the city clock tower known as Ghanta ghar in Nepal .

pond in kathmandu
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The side views of and the shadow of the temple in the pond.

23 comments:

आकार said...

nice snaps man !

Bikran said...

Thanks Aakar and happy dipawali.

Irdab Bhattarai said...

u juss made me remind of my old days roaming around those places u meant to b a nice photographer as well as a blogger:)

Bikran said...

oho surprise deko ho idrab vro nice to see you here ...Yap this is how you remind me .

Lilize said...

that is too beautiful.
i wonder what it is to live in a place where you get to see that everyday :D

Bikran said...

Yes its lovely place to live here ..and i am glad i am belong to this beautiful country ..Thanksm Lilzie for dropping by.

Brenda said...

This is really nice :D

norrbu said...

is it still a mess ??

Bikran said...

@Brenda -: Dhandyabad Brenda ( Dhandyabad Means Thank You in Nepali )...I loved your blog too.

@norrbu-: The pond used to be mess 2 3 years back but these days mostly in summer it look so clear and beautiful.

tikno said...

Your photographs were very deep with culture. I like it!

Bikran said...

Thanks Tikno Nice to see you again.

olga_rani said...

Hi! Love your blog and your pictures

Bikran said...

Hello Olga_Rani I am glad you liked my blog And nice to know you are here in nepal and you are very interested in Nepal and Nepali culture.

उजेली said...

cool pics !!!!
i loved it !!

magma3637 said...

good job. although you're not a pro photographer, at least you hv effort. also can promote ur country. been here thru BE. visit my blog too (",)y

Bikran said...

@Ujeli-: Bunch of thanks for the lovely comments.

@magma3637-: I am glad you liked my little effort . I visited your blog too and your blog is informative and interesting like it.

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Shea said...

beautiful pictures

Bikran said...

@shea : Hey thanks a bunch.

The Muse said...

Excellent eye...you captured everything in a most lovely manner!
Thank you for your friendship.
You are welcome at my blog anytime :)

Bikran said...

@the muse : Thanks friend for dropping your words.We got the same layout.Ill for sure visit your blog.
take care

crazytyms said...

wow! It's beautiful!

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