Bindhyabasini is important Hindu shrine of Pokhara. It is located on the top of a small hillock near the old bazaar. The white dome structure is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawati; worshippers come here to perform sacrifices, especially on Saturdays. It is believed to be one of the oldest temple in the valley. On certain days, you may get a chance to witness Hindu wedding ceremonies. The monument of old bazaar is also located 4 km north of Lakeside and just south of the temple. The monument resembles Newari architecture of Kathmandu valley. It is a traditional bazaar, which has now become a gathering place for ethnically diverse group of traders. This area is protected as a heritage site.
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