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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  • Kumari is morning ca 10: 00 please do not photograph, if it appears! Is one of the most religiously/culturally important points in Kathmandu
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  • Seeing is believing! A living god is an indescribable amazing experience. Every one in that area is just finally open with the mind and with the heart to let this incredible energy flowing through the...  more »
  • I was extremely shocked and wondered about stories of Kumaris. The little child is worshiped as God by he whole country. Truly she has many powers.  more »

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