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Ranipokhari

September 20, 2009




Ranipokhari, meaning Queen's pond, is the artificial square-shaped pond with the temple of Shiva in the middle. Ranipokhari lies in the heart of Kathmandu, with 10-15 minutes walk from Kathmandu Durbar Square. The pond was constructed during the reign of King Pratap Malla in memory of his son Chackrawotendra. It was a token of consolation to his wife, drowned in sorrow of their son's death. The pond is fenced with iron bars and opened once a year during Bhaitika, the fifth and final day of Tihar.-

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