Kumari Chowk, Kathmandu

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Visit a sacred attraction at Kumari Chowk, a courtyard inside a red-brick, three-level building that was once home to Kumari, a girl selected to be the town's living goddess until she reaches puberty and becomes mere mortal. The tradition represents "devi," the Hindu concept of female spiritual energy. Wooden balconies and windows surround the courtyard where the Kumari appears daily at regular times. Keep in mind that visitors can photograph the courtyard, but photos of the Kumari are forbidden. As you wander the conplex, look closely for intricate carvings on the doors and walls of the temple. Put Kumari Chowk on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kathmandu trip itinerary builder .
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  • October 2, 2017
    It is just another building amongst many others, but the black intricate woodwork make it stand out. Some little sculptures are really worth a second look  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    The House of the living goddess Kumari. Here if you're patient enough, you can see that salute of Kumari. However, Kumarinin not allowed to photograph. This building is wood and is approximately 400-year-old building at the entrance of the building there's a male lion and a female they were protecting.
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  • September 21, 2017
    This Palace, apparently little affected by the earthquake in two years ago remains a place of charm, in addition if the Kumari comes out to greet succinctly, reaches its peak.
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