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Rani Pokhari at Night

298.Rani Pokhari at Night
Photo By: Sangesh Shrestha

Posted Date: 17th November

Nestled at the heart of Kathmandu City lies it’s largest ornamental pond – Rani Pokhari, (“Queen’s Pond” ) that Pratapa Malla made in 1670 to help his wife to overcome the loss of a beloved son. The temple, dedicated to Shiva, was rebuilt in 1934 following a violent seism.

It is one of the most well known sites of the city and has survived to see the valley transform over the centuries. This photograph shows the pond during the night time when it is lit up in all it’s glory. This was taken during the Chaat Festival.