The ancient Ngatabhulu Ajima ( Naradevi Swetkali) deity dace was observed at Lyayeku, Kirtipur on Monday.
The dance festival was organized after 32 years though it should be marked in each 12 years. This was due to delay in spiritual rise up to the body of the dancer.
The dance festival and rituals were organized in several places of Kathmandu and Patan durbar square before coming to Kirtipur.
The two different dances were shown on the occasion. One the dace that is performed every year at Naradevi Dabali and another special one that is performed once in 12 years.
It is said that King Guna Kamadev (10th century) started observing the festival and King Amar Malla (15th century) made it to be marked in each 12 years period.
Photo: Yogesh Maharjan