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Monday, August 10, 2009

Gates of Sankhu

Monday, August 10, 2009
1. Bhau Dhwaha (Bride Gate) - Main entry gate of Sankhu.
2. Sangal Dhwakha ( Daughter Gate) - It is the gate from which to bid farewell to a daughter who is married off.
3. Dhunlla Dhwakha - This gate is important for Bajrayogini festival. All kinds of ritual processions including the chariot of Bajrayogini enter through this gate.
4. Mahadyo Dhwakha: Dead body of Sankhu is taken out to funeral through this gate.
5. Historical Courtyard- Before Malla Dynasty in Nepal, Sankhu was a separate kingdom. The historical Durbar square ( Layaku ) has still been preserved.

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