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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.


  1. ram shrestha said,

    April 17, 2006 at 7:43 pm

    ahile ko hamro des ko abastha herda upalabdhimulak kam ma badhi dhyan dina jaruri chha.anabasek ra bertha ko chij haru lai ghataudai lage bes hola

  2. Anju/Troy,USA said,

    April 17, 2006 at 8:12 pm

    Glad to see the pictures of Bisket Jatra.

  3. chandra ,malaysia said,

    April 17, 2006 at 8:33 pm

    I think he is trying to show how much difficult is to get democracy and when it is got ot’s more difficult to get rid of it……

  4. usa/sunny said,

    April 17, 2006 at 11:26 pm

    i am happy to see the pics of bisket jatra of madhyapur thimi but i would also want to tell sth to our photographer that…in one family parents always comes 1st no matter whether the family from……..western or eastern.
    about jana aandolan….democracy is the best……n it is necesary for the development of country…but in the concept of nepal..jun days hamro leader vanauda haru le sahid haru lai sahid dibas bahek aru din ma samghin chha then i’ll think that nepal got real democracy n i’ll prepare myself for strong democracy…….natra k gaya bho ra….democracy bha ko bela yeuta sano police report linda lamjung ko sathi ko pahile aayo mero dhilo bho manchhe nabhayera…….aru kura lekhau vane room nai chhaina….

  5. myself. nepali hk. said,

    April 17, 2006 at 11:29 pm


  6. Numa Rai, Canada said,

    April 17, 2006 at 11:42 pm

    Bisket Jatra is the most Oldest cultural ritual procession of Nepal.

    HIstorian said that this Bisket Jatra may started in during Kirat kingdom and early malla period.

    Then other jatras also formed in Valley.

  7. pramod Doha said,

    April 18, 2006 at 1:22 am

    So Beautiul …. I can’t discribe.?

  8. samrajya manandhar,krishana p.lamichheneU.A.E said,

    April 18, 2006 at 2:18 am

    Hi, everybody Happy new year 2063.

    What i would like to say is, there are many cultures and festivals in Nepal among them from the newar’s are unique.


  9. arbin/kansas said,

    April 18, 2006 at 2:45 am

    thanxs rajesh for the great pics.
    am missin’ these festivals very much. even if we’re physically distant from nepal, our heart and soul will always be there.

    these pics also help us to show our unique cultures to frens here.

    though i am surprised at some of the commenters like (Samaya/Sydney) who compare our culture with some sydney chicks. I need to suggest him that if he knows nothing about this culture and the significance it have, then please shut your mouth.

    lastly happy new year, and may the new year bring new sunshine in our country
    and long live our traditions


  10. janaki(uk) said,

    April 18, 2006 at 4:34 am

    these are not only the pictures but also the tradition and cultures that make our nation very much different from others
    thanks to those who help to preserve our cultures

  11. Sheila Allentown PA. USA said,

    April 18, 2006 at 4:44 am

    Folks its a treat to see ‘tongue piercing’ shot….its amazing and I believe he has really cleaned himself …..his sins are forgiven. Obviously, he is the center of attraction. He is a great Dai…also an anti-rally against the king/Maoist/seven timid party.
    Jay Nepal!!! My dear Shangrila in the mid-70s. Will we ever see the free mystical snow peaks again? Where once again people will be able to saunter on the street freely and enjoy the peace-loving Nepalis around them……I miss Kathmandu very much.
    Let’s pray and hope it will come back to normal
    God bless Nepal and its kind, friendly and happy folks. Shanti.
    Now a resident from PA. USA

  12. Rajendra Kuamr Kharel said,

    April 18, 2006 at 5:17 am

    We have to respect our culture but right now we are in 21st century so we have to modify our culture according to this scientific era.

  13. Yamanand Tiwari said,

    April 18, 2006 at 9:28 am

    Dear all,
    It is great things to protect the culture of Nepal. We should keep it up with our effort.

    I believe it is only with Newari culture and it can be spreaded with others cultures.

    Yamanand Tiwari UAE

  14. seebzee lamichhane / Pokhara said,

    April 18, 2006 at 9:31 am

    nice pictures, but i feel in this current moment we all nepli people should constrated out mind only in revolution for real democracy so if the cultural festicals come ahead in this juncture we better should forget out cultural show and festivals becasue it will disturb the great revulutions. so plz, forget the all things and come openly to the field and cry for LOCKTANTRA.

  15. Sudip/South Korea said,

    April 18, 2006 at 10:51 am

    really great!!!

  16. dhawan/china said,

    April 18, 2006 at 11:25 am

    bisket jatra is one thing and tonge piercing is another. there is no need to be so excited about tongue piercing, guyes. you guyes know that most of the women pierce ears, many pierce nose, and nowadays many chicks in the west pierce tongue lips and navel area. so, now, the guyes who are so excited about this tongue piercing, tell me why you are so excited. moreover this is just for one day, but for the chicks i just talked about, is a daily life.

  17. Samurai,Ukihana ,Kobe said,

    April 18, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    Greeting to the Nepali people!It is a great culture.I am sensing that there is no democracy in your country as the comment section in phalanoo.com was closed.
    Democracy doesnot come by riding internet.Thanks.

  18. Professor Jagendra ,Seoul,South Korea said,

    April 18, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    Great culture.Great photos.One request,did the government put pressure upon phalano.com and you stopped comments?That way democracy doesnot come riding internet,friends.

  19. Bimala said,

    April 18, 2006 at 2:24 pm

    gr8 picture. it is our culture. we should be proud of that. some of the commenters are comparing our culture with chicks. it’s foolishness. this is our culture from many years. and we should be proud that many foreigners get many knowledges from our culture. i feel very bad that many commenters are confused about their own culture.

  20. sonam china,yiwu said,

    April 18, 2006 at 4:06 pm

    Great culture.Great photos.it is our culture. we should be proud of that.I am sensing that there is no democracy in your country as the comment section in phalanoo.com was closed.really great!!!

  21. koirala shyam,BUCHANAN,LIBERIA said,

    April 18, 2006 at 8:49 pm


  22. Nicosia,cyprus said,

    April 18, 2006 at 11:38 pm

    First of all I want to give thanks to that person who took these photos.Coz nowadays am so far from my house I mean the same place these this carnival was happened.I miss that carnival too much this year coz before every year I also attend that JATRA. This site helps me to see my JATRA

  23. Kanchho, Korea said,

    April 19, 2006 at 3:07 pm

    Oops, It’s nonesense. jibro chheding for what? Blind faith…practice to go to hell… Repent..

  24. sunil shrestha manama city Bahrain said,

    April 20, 2006 at 5:53 pm

    This is our culture so we must conserve it types of our relision.
    next year we will more improve than now. it is our living status.
    ok Bye

  25. newyork/flushing/kantu kc. said,

    April 21, 2006 at 3:11 am

    i just wait what kind of change will happend after democracy gona be same shit i have senn uml congress booth ruled already who invited maoist problem

  26. JAYA RAM RANA BHAT said,

    April 21, 2006 at 6:13 pm

    We Want to democracy .
    Thanks My Mother place people who fight his democracy .

    Jaya Ram Rana Bhat

  27. jitendra mhr/Dubai said,

    April 24, 2006 at 9:52 pm

    Really, it is our nepalese breaveness.Everybody should participate to prevent our local and national culture.This kind of culture is our identity. Thanks for this photo.

  28. Raju Adhikari/chitwan said,

    July 9, 2006 at 6:30 pm

    what a magic. how can he pinch the tong? i’m ammaged.

  29. B.B.Rokaya maldives said,

    July 12, 2006 at 1:16 pm

    i surpried of nepal sichuation.in our small country there is never cannot come peace thats why we are all of worry.so i have a sort 1 song.

  30. B.B.Rokaya maldives said,

    July 12, 2006 at 1:30 pm

    ”Mero sapana Harayo” what is the nepali life.we want devloment.its posiable.

  31. DNS said,

    August 11, 2006 at 3:01 pm

    pahri song
    and ghawari song
    nepali song

  32. Mekh( DOHA) said,

    August 29, 2006 at 9:54 pm

    nice to see it, good performance

  33. s.n.pandey kuwait said,

    November 11, 2006 at 6:10 pm

    this is our culture we need to save our culture.
    s.n. pandey birgha3 syangja.now kuwait al raed company.

  34. Dirgha Man Shrestha/Belgium said,

    March 3, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    A lot thaknks to mkeeping our trzditional photo onit and appreciate your encouraginng performance which can attract more tourist on Baisakh 2nd on Thimi bode area.WE need to preseve this kind of rare culture.As i have seen my own place thrice time this real but real difficult cultural system, need to encourage futher and save contribution it.

  35. rajyeman shrestha/china,rizhao said,

    May 31, 2007 at 8:44 am

    i am wonder to see these phtoto….but upload more photos as well as videos if possible

  36. SANGAM/CHINA said,

    July 5, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    Respected bro lots of remembrance!

    We liked it very much indescribable in words. THANKS!

  37. rajendra melbourne said,

    October 8, 2007 at 10:38 am

    this is the festival I liked the most coz this is my home town¦..I have grown up seeing this festival¦and now I am missing a lot¦Its nice to see that people are preventing our ancient culture from being extint.finally with the starting of the new year lets hope that peace and democracy is restored in our country, this is not simple and easy work to do . jai nepal¦..

  38. Rankaji gurung said,

    October 12, 2007 at 7:12 am

    wow this is very danger, what kind of festival is this

  39. Anup/Sydney said,

    October 16, 2007 at 11:59 am


  40. Uday Dhakal said,

    October 17, 2007 at 10:06 am

    I m glad to see those photos.

    It’d be better if u upload more intresting photos and articles.

    Good Bye!

  41. Bimal Thapa Magar said,

    January 18, 2008 at 1:35 am

    It is quite admirable as he is dying to save the custom. This is what the point where we can have the proud of nepali culture. Hope it will be kept on by new generation too.

  42. subin/miami, US said,

    March 14, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    great to see these photos of my home town festival. i used to involve everytime in this festival when i was in nepal. ofcourse my hometown is bode and i know most of the person shown in photos. they are my fren , relatives etc . i m very glad to picture of my favroit festival.thank u so much . hope to see more of nepalese tradition.

  43. ramesh shrestha, bode said,

    April 17, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    thank u for the upload the photos

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