Bhaktapur‘s cultural pleasure is symbolized by the arrival of the Biska: Jatra Festival (BISKET JATRA). In the beginning of spring, it is a holiday that celebrates human emotions. The festival contains figurative depictions of human emotions. The myth, which describes a lovely young man with Tantric empowerment killing two snakes, is the main attraction of the festival. When a gorgeous princess sneezed in the middle of the night, it is said that two serpents sprung from her nostrils. They quickly grew to monstrous sizes and grabbed the lives of individuals who had had affairs with the princess. The young people were in the hot room when the snakes were going to sting one of them.

One of the most well-known celebrations in Bhaktapur, a city in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley, is the Biska Jatra. This event, which lasts nine days, is observed every year in the month of April (Chaitra). Locals refer to Biska Jatra as “Bisket Jatra” or “Bisket Festival.”


The festival has a historical tradition that extends to the Licchavi Era, which was in the Seventh Century. Legend has it that the event was started to commemorate a king’s triumph over a venomous snake that was threatening the citizens of Bhaktapur. According to legend, the monarch killed the snake and severed its head, which he then threw into a nearby field. According to legend, the celebration had its start when a brother and sister discovered the snake’s head while plowin’ a field. Then, as a representation of strength and victory, the siblings began to worship the head.


The “Yoshin Dyo” or “Lingo Dyo” is raised in Bhaktapur’s Yosinkhel, sourthen part  of short near by Nyatapola Square to signal the commencement of the celebration. The locals built the pole, which is embellished with vibrant flags. The festival attendees then drag the pole down; if it lands to the south, it is said to bring good fortune.

The idols of Lord Bhairava and Goddess Bhadrakali are pushed through the streets of Bhaktapur in chariots during the festival. The people who live there pull the chariots because it is thought that doing so brings luck and wealth. The idols are carried about the city, where people pray and carry out ceremonies in front of them.


The festival of Biska Jatra is significant to the residents of Bhaktapur, and it is joyfully observed. The event, which annually draws thousands of people, serves as a representation of Nepal’s rich cultural legacy. The festival showcases the diversity of Nepal’s culture via a distinctive fusion of religious, cultural, and social events.