Festival of Bode
by Bikas Karki
Buddha Krishna Bagh Shrestha, 33, of Bode, Thimi walks with the pierced tongue in Bode during the Bisket Festival. It was Shrestha’s second year of piercing tongue. The festival which is one of the biggest for the Newar community of Bhaktapur is celebrated on the first week of each Nepali new year with chariot carrying and color-powders.