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Rani Pokhari

Rani Pokhari Rani Pokhari, lying in the heart of Kathmandu and fenced in with iron bars, is the square-shaped pond with Yamaleswor Temple in the middle. This monument, with its cultural and historical significance, was constructed by King Pratap Malla for his queen, in the memory of his dead son. While it remains closed for the whole year, its doors are opened to the public on the fifth and final day of Tihar (November), when Bhai Tika is celebrated. Since many without sisters go here to celebrate the festival, innumerable visitors are seen enjoying the space on this day.