Bagmati & Civilization
11 months ago
Kathmandu civilization history begins with Bagmati river along with its tributaries. Ichhumati or Tukucha river meets Bagmati at the Kalmochan ghat which used to be the water source of expanded border of the first city – Manjupattan created by Manjushree during Satya yuga.(pre recoreded history)
Teku Dovan – the confluence of Bagmati and Bishnumati was the home of Ne Muni hermit who showed the value of water through heritage walk along the riverbanks. King Gunkamdev in 724 AD saw the divinve value of creating Kathmandu city in a shape of sword “khadga” with Tekhu Dovan as its southern border buffer zone area.
Teku Dovan – the confluence of Bagmati and Bishnumati was the home of Ne Muni hermit who showed the value of water through heritage walk along the riverbanks. Legend says the country is named Nepal in honor making Bagmati river a living heritage. â€©King Gunkamdev in 724 AD saw the divine value of creating Kathmandu in a shape of sword “khadga” with Tekhu Dovan as its southern buffer zone area of the city.â€©Nai ajima one the the eight protective “grandmother” lies near Pachali ghat. while Pachali bhairab is the southern city gatekeeper of Kathmandu city.
Teku Dovan became the southern entry point to Kathmandu city. Here people who travelled from far for trading used to rest, bathe, perform rituals for their deceased ones and purify themselves before entering the city.
The Teku and Thapathali area holds more than 10 ghats, several crematorium , sattals, resting places and temples making it a living musuem to act out for the last ritual of loved ones.