Thimi Pottery Square

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Thimi, with a series of temples and jatras, is also best known for exceptional pottery. There are few places in thimi where till today, people practise pottery as their main source of income. Thimi pottery square is such a place where you can watch the whole moulding process of clay, the journey of a simple clay pot and the lifestyle of those potters.

making a clay vase at thimi pottery square

making a clay vase at thimi pottery square

Digu tole, a locality of thimi where people spent their days moulding clays and turning them into an elegant flower vase. The entire courtyard fills with those incomplete clay crafts during sunny days. And in rainy seasons, they simply make a plastic tent over those clay crafts.

Stopping by Digu bhairava temple and turning toward the west would ultimately lead you toward this pottery square.

clay vases at thimi pottery square

Clay vases at thimi pottery square

On the northern side of the square, there is a small temple of Gorakhnath. But one should reach the ending point of that short path to be there. And, as expected you can find both incomplete and complete clay vases all over the temple premises too.

gorakhnath temple of thimi pottery square

Gorak Nath temple of thimi pottery square

Moving back from the temple and heading toward a narrow street in the opposite direction ultimately drop you at the bigger and open courtyard. That’s the Pottery Square of Thimi. From there, one can have a great sight of western hill stations.

western sight from the Thimi Pottery Square

western sight from the Thimi Pottery Square

Nearby, there is another temple of Vishwakarma (on the north).

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