Time Required : 1-2 hrs
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Siddha Pokhari is an artificial rectangular pond located near the main gate of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It is one of the old and traditional ponds in Nepal. It was built in the 15th century during the rule of King Yakshya Malla. Siddha Pokhari is also called by the name Ta-Pukhu. The pond is surrounded by buildings, however, one can also spot snowy mountain peaks on a clear day. Ta Pukhu is a popular place for locals as well as tourists and they can often be seen feeding the fish with food bought from stalls nearby.
Siddha Pokhari is also called as Indra Daha. A large fair takes place every year on the day of Ashwin Krishna Dwithiya. The devotees come here to dip into the holy water and worship goddess Indrayani. By doing so, they believe that they will be blessed with health and happiness. The entire pond will be decorated with lamps during this day. There will be idols of Shaiva, Shakti, Baishanv and Buddha near the pond.
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