Ancient idol to be made public

Kathmandu, August 9:

An ancient idol of the Bagh Bhairav in Kirtipur is to be made public on August 17. Responding to locals’ request, the idol will be made public for the first time, said a social worker, Birendra Shakya.

In previous years, the idol was not made public due to security reasons, he said, adding that the Bagh Bhairav Festival Management Committee has decided to exhibit the idol on August 17, the eve of the Bagh Bhairav Festival.