A visit to Nepal generally begins with the Durbar squares. The ensemble of art and architectures is complemented by all the Durbar squares.
Kathmandu blends antiquity with edgy modernity, Patan’s Buddhist influenced cultures is more elegiac, while Bhaktapur has a rural feel. These Durbar squares were originally used as community center for trade and bater.
The Kathmandu Durbar square has more than 50 temples and monuments.it is located in the heart of the old city.
The living Goddess Kumari Bhala” is the 18th century stucco temple with intricately craved windows. The elaborate wood carvings in the inner courtyard, where the kumari or “living Goddess” stays. The Kumari is considered to be the incarnation of a virgin Goddess stories of their origin vary but this kumari is known as the “Royal Kumari”
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Bhaktapur was well known for its skyline of ancient temple roofs set against the white peaks of the Himalayas. It had the highest pagoda temple which was five stories high.
The largest stupa in Nepal dates back to the 5th century. Ancient swayambhunath for centuries has been a centre for Buddhist learning, the painted eyes of Bubdha gaze out from all four sides of the monument. The poles are hang with prayer flags renewed and blessed every Tibetan new year.
Buddhist prayer wheels are span to release prayers to the Gods there are around 147 prayer wheels.
Shiva is both the destroyer and creator. Pashupathinath “Lord of the beast”. Shiva is usually represented as a light skinned man with a blue throat, five faces, four arms, and three eyes. This three storied pagoda temple lie on the banks of the river Bagmati. It is one of the most important shiva shrine in the entire subcontinent.
The sadhus or followers of shiva are seen covered with sackcloth,dust an ashes. Don’t be to taken away by the dreadlocks of sadhus that surround the temple while some are undoubtedly genuine many are fake dressed up to earn money from relentless tourist and photographers.
Came across this very intreating board game.
And this super funny sign board.
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Recently Nepal was hit by an earthquake which destroyed most of these sites. I consider myself very lucky to have witnessed Nepal in all its glory. My heart goes out to the people of Nepal. #PRAYFORNEPAL