Sapana Tirtha Temple is Others temple located at Tokha,Kathmandu. On the first day of the Nepali calendar (Baisakh 1), many people line up to take a dip in a holy pond in Tokha in Kathmandu and the locals, for the next four days, celebrate ‘Sapan Tirtha Mela’ when the entire village joins in on the celebration with a ‘rath yatra’ (chariot ride), prayers, and fests. The water in the pond is believed to have healing properties and people bathe there to rid themselves of their ailments and pray to Goddess Sapana Tirtha.
“Sapan Tirtha Mela is an important ritual for the locals of Tokha. This common belief that the pond and the Goddess can make our wishes come true is what binds us,” says Kancha Dangol, chief priest at the Sapana Tirtha Temple. For many years now, Dangol has been looking after the arrangements of the festival. Thousand of people attend these temple to worship.