Ga Pyakha (Astamatrika Naacha)

Ga Pyakha (Astamatrika Naacha) this dance occurs only during the Dashain festival in patan.The dance of Astamatrika was introduced by King Sri Nivash Malla (1627- 1687 AD) who was said to be an emanation of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. Once he saw in his dream the congregation of mother goddess dancing in his royal court Mulachowk.

During these Astamatrika dances 13 deities are represented. They are as follow:
1. Simhini – White
2. Bhairava – Blue
3. Ganesh – White
4. Kumara – Red
5. Brahmayani – Ash Color
6. Varahi – Red
7. Indrayani – Yellow + Ash
8. Mahalaxmi – Yellow + Ash
9. Kaumari – Red
10. Vaishanavi – Green
11. Mahakali/ Chamunda -Red
12. Rudrayani – White
13. Vhyagrihi – Yellow