On the first day of the Indra Jatra celebration, Hindu devotees thronged the Dipawali in Siddha Pokhari, also known as the ‘Indradaha‘ In Nepalbhasha Ta:Pukhu.

According to the ceremony, the Indrayani Goddess‘ Idol is carried to the ancient pond in a musical procession and maintained there overnight after Tantric worship rituals and an animal sacrifice.


This morning, devotees bath and pay devotion to the Indrayani Goddess. According to legend, God Indra bathed in the pond, which later became known as the ‘Indradaha.‘It is thought that bathing in the pond and worshipping the Indrayani Goddess will bring the devotee and his or her family long-term prosperity and good Karma.

From the Lichchavi to Malla era, the pond, which serves as the prime residential God of the majority of Bhaktapur‘s population, contains hundreds of statues erected by Shiva, Shakti, Buddhist, and Bhairav sects.

It is also thought that drinking the water that has been offered to the Shivalinga within the Siddhapokhari premises can treat throat ailments.