Bisket Jatra-Unique Newari Festival Only Celebrated In Bhaktapur is one of the most important festival that is celebrated in Bhaktapur every once a year in the month of April on the 1st day of Nepali month Baisakh. The day is also celebrated as the New Year festival of Nepal. The term Bisket Jatra is derived from Newari word Bi and Syaku which meaning snake laughter. One day before the festival the people of Bhaktapur install a long pole with two plain white flags near Bhadrakali Pit and Chunpit Ghat. These two plain flags symbolize the commitment of two snakes.
In this regard there is found two popular stories that speaks about the king, his daughter princess and her wedding and the death of the her prince as well as the next stories talk about the Trantic power of the local people invasion suppression and the death of the snake. So both the story centralized towards the snake. The legend say that when the king daughter marry to any prince the prince will died after the first night of marry but no one can find any problem. So in the same time one brave prince from another country came in this place and he told he will marry the princess. At the night princess slept but the prince as not sleeping because to find the reason behind that but suddenly from the nose of the princess one thread like structure came out and turn into the snake and the brave prince killed the snake and they lived a happy life and the people of this area also became happy. Then from that day onwards people have celebrated this destroy of iniquity through the ceremony crash of chariots symbolizing the consummation of marriage and this festival. Thus till today you can see that this Bisket Jatra is celebrated with great enjoy.
This Bisket Jatra wil start by pulling the chariot which is made by three- storey means Pagoda style and these activities is made in the location of Bhairabnath Mandir and the Bisket Jatra will openly begin after the Guthi Sansthan completed their worship in Bhairab temple near Paanchtale temple. On the Bisket Jatra there is different subject matter you can experience in the village of Timi and Bode. In previous the display the image of the gods with the villagers and the group of the villagers throw red power over the people who are displaying the image of god and the people who are pulling the chariot in this festival. Then finally, there will be the unique activities occur in this Bisket Jatra that is Tongue Piercing. This is done by the one of the villagers who spending the day with an iron spikes piercing his tongue.
As per your interest if you want to take part in this festival. Then you can come to Nepal in the mid-April, so you can experience grand festival in the Bhaktapur. Everyone can take part in this festival. This festival offers many visitors to experience great varieties of food, drink, music and street party to enjoy. You can have great excitement and life time memory. So make your trip to enjoy this festival in Nepal.