Khicha kho Gaan

dog crying bell

Smaller bell stands on the temple’s lower plinth and is popularly known as the Khicha kho Gaan which mean dog crying bell. The king had the bell ring made to replicate the sound of the death knell that had heard in a dream. It was erected by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1721A.D.supposedly to counteract a vision he had in a dream, and to this day dogs are said to bark and start howling if the bell is rung. Unfortunately it is now broken.

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Bhaktapur (भक्तपुर), About this sound, listen (help·info); literally translates to “city of devotees”), also known as Khwopa (Nepal Bhasa: ख्वप Khwopa), is a city in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal about 8 miles (13 km) from the capital city, Kathmandu. It is located in and serves as the headquarters of Bhaktapur District in Bagmati Pradesh of Nepal. It is administratively divided into 10 wards.

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