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Exploring the Rich History and Significance of Kamal Pokhari in Kathmandu

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The name Kamal Pokhari means “lotus pond. In the Kathmandu Valley, this is one of the oldest ponds.” It is situated in Kathmandu’s Hattisar. The Malla Kings created the pond in the licchavi era.

Since there used to be a lot of lotuses in the pond, Kamal Pokhari got its name. During worship, the malla rulers gave the lotuses of the pond to the gods and goddesses.
The vast Kamal Pokhari area spans 40 ropanis of land.

Kamal Pokhari possesses an intriguing past. In the past, people went to Kamal Pokhari for social gatherings, religious ceremonies, and leisure.

Additionally, Kamal Pokhari has a religious background. Devotees spend three to four days near the banks of rivers, ponds, or lakes during Chhath puja, where they worship the sun and Chhati Maiya as the primary god.

The architecture of kamal pokhari has a pathway and a main deck built within the pond leading to the scenic view of the pond. There are four decks at the four corners of kamal pokhari providing some seatings and hangout place to peoples. Kamal pokhari is a great place to connect with the nature giving a break with hasty life style.

A sizable gathering area with seats is provided by Kamal Pokhari. Stepped sitting is also accessible along the lake, allowing visitors to enjoy the water resources. Additionally, Pokhari offers a variety of fish that may be fed different fish meals.

Kamal Pokhari had been abandoned for a number of years because the pond was dry and faced challenges due to urbanization and environmental degredation. However, the kamal pokhari has now been reemphasized by Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC).

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