Lalitpur, Welcome to our journey to Pimbahal, a hidden gem in the heart of Patan. Did you know that the enchanting Pimbahal pond, steeped in legend, is believed to have been miraculously constructed in just one night during the 14th century?
Legend has it that the pond was built by the Lakheys, mystical demons from Nepalese folklore. In the past, these mischievous Lakheys would roam the area every night, terrifying the locals and wreaking havoc in their homes. To put an end to this ordeal, a local resident named Gaya Baje, renowned for his magical powers, devised a plan. He believed that the Lakheys would depart only if there was a body of water, so he convinced them to dig the pond, ensuring their departure once the ground was transformed.
Beyond this fascinating tale, there exists another heartwarming love story involving Lakhey and his beloved wife. During the winter months, when the taps would run dry and there was no pond in Lalitpur, Lakhey's wife had to embark on long journeys to fetch water. Witnessing her struggles, Lakhey couldn't bear to see her suffer, and so, in an act of profound love, he constructed the Pimbahal pond overnight. This mysterious pond, known as "Jag Madhu Pukhu" in the Newari language, emerged seemingly out of thin air, without any visible foundation.
Nowadays, Pimbahal has transformed into a haven for recreation and sightseeing. The evenings are particularly enchanting, with beautiful lights illuminating the streets and the shimmering water of the pond. Boating facilities have been introduced by the locals, attracting tourists to its mesmerizing beauty. The area has become bustling with eye-catching shops, stalls, and breathtaking views. Visitors can relish the marvelous sight of Pimbahal while indulging in delectable local delicacies.
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