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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  • This was a good place to see some of the damage from the 2015 Earthquake. It's an interesting place and worth visiting if you're in the area.  more »
  • just enter the main door and all the sound from basantapur vanish away you feel so peaceful smell is heavenly too after a small group has been gathered a guide tell guru to bring out the kumari the li...  more »
  • Place of interest the only such in the world so worth the command, several times a day ' ' exhibited ' ' is for a show in a tiny window in the courtyard a little girl called Kumari goddess
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