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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. Plan to visit Kumari Chowk and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kathmandu attractions using our Kathmandu trip itinerary planner.
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  • The Princess came to the window. It's a small moment in a more intimate building.
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  • I read the review outraged passengers and I understand them, however I think it should exceed our own reading grid in order to better understand the Nepalese culture. We went to the House of kumari (and we saw it!); then we read very many articles on the subject, allowing us to understand what it was. You may not agree, but on the other hand I think that not go it is missing an important element.
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  • Within the premises of Kathmandu Durbar Square, it is said Kumari makes appearances out of the windows of her palace. You can go inside though tourist are not allowed to go up.