The Bisket festival

The Bisket festival

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The Bisket festival takes place every year in the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Kathmandu.

. BHAKTAPUR, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

The chariot of the God Bhairab is pulled through the city centre.

. BHAKTAPUR, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

The nine-day festival takes place over the Nepalese New Year.

. BHAKTAPUR, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Devotees try to pull the chariot to their respective locations.

. BHAKTAPUR, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

The winners are believed to be blessed for the coming year with good fortune.

. BHAKTAPUR, Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A woman looks out from a window of her home during the Bisket festival.