Sindur Jatra is one of the major festivals of Bhaktapur Which is observed on the third day of the 10-day Bisket Jatra. The festival also welcomes the Nepali New Year and marks the arrival of spring season. On this day locals take out a colourful procession by putting deities in 32 palanquins and take them around town.During this procession, spectators watching the Jatra of Goddess Balkumari and other deities from their houses shower flowers and vermillion powder as the procession passes through their part of town. Amid the din of traditional musical instruments like Dhime, Kanya Baja and Bhusya Baja, revellers celebrate the occasion by dancing and smearing each other with sindhur (orange vermillion powder). Ceremony reaches fever pitch as the khat bearing Ganesha arrives from the village of Nagadish. Crowds parade up and down the streets until late morning when Ganesha, borne by hundreds of men, makes a break for home, pursued by other khats.

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If the latter can catch Ganesha, the activities are prolonged, but eventually Ganesha departs and the festival moves on to Taleju Temple. Later, in the day, crowds swarm to Bode to witness the tongue-boring festival