Balkumari temple, Bhaktapur

Kathmandu, Nepal

Balkumari temple, Bhaktapur

Balkumari Temple (Nepali: बालकुमारी मन्दिर) of Bhaktapur District is one of four Kumari temples in Kathmandu Valley. The temple was built in the 17th century. In 2015, the original idol of Digu Bhairav from the 17th century was stolen from the temple.

Sindoor Jatra starts form this temple. The festival is carried out in the temple in Nepali New Year Day. The pilgrims throw Vermillion powder (Sindur) in sky during the festival hence the name Sindoor Jatra. During the Jatra, 32 chariots are built containing the idols of various gods and goddesses.

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