Pachali Bhairab is a Hindu temple located in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. It is dedicated to the god Bhairab, who is considered a fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva. The temple is particularly revered for its Pachali Bhairab Jatra festival, which is celebrated annually in the month of Chaitra (March/April) and lasts for eight days.
During the festival, a large mask of Pachali Bhairab is taken out in a procession through the streets of Kathmandu. The mask is believed to have the power to ward off evil spirits and is carried by a group of priests, who perform various rituals along the way.
The festival also features traditional music and dance performances, as well as various stalls selling food and other items. The festival is a time for people to come together, celebrate their culture, and seek the blessings of the gods.
Pachali Bhairab is an important temple in Nepal, and it is believed to have been established in the 12th century. The temple is also associated with the Malla dynasty, which ruled Nepal from the 12th to the 18th century. The Pachali Bhairab Jatra festival is a testament to Nepal’s rich cultural heritage and traditions, and it reflects the country’s unique blend of Hindu and Buddhist influences.