Rani Pokhari - Queen's Pond

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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.

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nice snaps man !

October 28, 2008 at 8:23 AM

Thanks Aakar and happy dipawali.

October 28, 2008 at 1:28 PM

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:)

October 28, 2008 at 9:05 PM

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

October 28, 2008 at 10:30 PM

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

October 29, 2008 at 12:31 AM

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

October 29, 2008 at 1:50 AM

This is really nice :D

October 29, 2008 at 6:30 PM

is it still a mess ??

October 31, 2008 at 12:21 AM

@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.

October 31, 2008 at 10:23 AM

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

October 31, 2008 at 11:52 PM

Thanks Tikno Nice to see you again.

November 1, 2008 at 12:26 AM

Hi! Love your blog and your pictures

November 1, 2008 at 7:19 PM

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.

November 1, 2008 at 11:18 PM

cool pics !!!!
i loved it !!

November 2, 2008 at 11:03 PM

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

November 3, 2008 at 1:13 AM

@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.

November 3, 2008 at 2:29 PM


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November 5, 2008 at 11:38 PM

beautiful pictures

November 7, 2008 at 4:53 AM

@shea : Hey thanks a bunch.

November 7, 2008 at 10:59 AM

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

November 7, 2008 at 12:18 PM

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

November 7, 2008 at 1:05 PM

wow! It's beautiful!

November 27, 2008 at 5:53 PM

Excuse, that I interrupt you, but, in my opinion, this theme is not so actual.

October 26, 2010 at 4:10 AM

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