Colourful powder and chariot pulling marks the start of Nepalese New Year

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Nyatapola Temple with an architecture that echoes the Himalayas seen here brimming up with people. The 30 meter high, five storied temple built in 1702 is still one of the tallest structures in the Kathmandu Valley and the centre for the Bisket Jatra. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

Nyatapola Temple with an architecture that echoes the Himalayas seen here brimming up with people. The 30 meter high, five storied temple built in 1702 is still one of the tallest structures in the Kathmandu Valley and the centre for the Bisket Jatra. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

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Bisket Jatra is symbolically a journey to new beginning and conquering the obstacles of one’s past. It is a celebration to commemorate the Nepali New Year and is celebrated in honour of God Bhairav and Goddess Bhairavi. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

Bisket Jatra is symbolically a journey to new beginning and conquering the obstacles of one’s past. It is a celebration to commemorate the Nepali New Year and is celebrated in honour of God Bhairav and Goddess Bhairavi. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

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Bhaktapur which means ‘town of devotees’ can be seen living up to its name as thousands gather to take part in the Bisket Jatra. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

Bhaktapur which means ‘town of devotees’ can be seen living up to its name as thousands gather to take part in the Bisket Jatra. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

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A man on top of the wooden chariot tries to make the way for the Ratha of Bhairav at the Bisket Jatra. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

A man on top of the wooden chariot tries to make the way for the Ratha of Bhairav at the Bisket Jatra. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

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Nepalese people seen in red and orange as vermillion powder was thrown in all directions for the Sindoor Jatra festival which is part of the week-long Bisket Jatra festival. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

Nepalese people seen in red and orange as vermillion powder was thrown in all directions for the Sindoor Jatra festival which is part of the week-long Bisket Jatra festival. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

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Sindoor Jatra festivities begin early morning when people go out into the streets to play with colour powder, singing and dancing, as they proceed to visit local Hindu temples. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

Sindoor Jatra festivities begin early morning when people go out into the streets to play with colour powder, singing and dancing, as they proceed to visit local Hindu temples. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

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A group of musician gather among the crowd at the Nyatapola temple to fill its massive courtyard with the sounds of devotion. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

A group of musician gather among the crowd at the Nyatapola temple to fill its massive courtyard with the sounds of devotion. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

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Young men tugging the chariots of Gods through the crowd in from of Nyatapola temple. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

Young men tugging the chariots of Gods through the crowd in from of Nyatapola temple. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

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A Hindu devotee watches the Bisket Jatra procession . (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

A Hindu devotee watches the Bisket Jatra procession . (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

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Local people observe the chariot procession during a celebration of traditional Bisket Jatra Festival. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

Local people observe the chariot procession during a celebration of traditional Bisket Jatra Festival. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

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A local’s face is covered in colourful powder as they mark the beginning of new yera. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

A local’s face is covered in colourful powder as they mark the beginning of new yera. (Photo By Nipun Prabhakar)

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