An unique type of festival “KARTIK NAACH” that is observed at Patan Durbar Square. It’s a Newari cultural program where we can see Newari Musical Drama and Dances. The dances are very ancient. This festival was started 350 years ago by the Malla King of Patan, Siddi Narsingh Malla.
Kartik Naach, one of the pearl immersed out from ocean of Nepali culture is the annual ritual dance drama on Kartik Dabali at Patan Durbar Square, various dances used to be performed and a man dressed up as Narsingh (Lion Head), Lord Vishnu disguising himself as a giant demon, used to kill Hiranyakashyap, an evil demon as illustrated in Hindu legends