Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal
Pictures of, Images, Picture
Durbar Square is a complex of beautiful temples and shrines, both Hindu
Built between the 12th and 18th centuries, Durbar Square was the King's
residence until early 20th century.
You can purchase bird seed to scatter for the flocks of pigeons and the
Always crowded with tourists and pilgrims, Durbar Square is the place to sit and
watch Nepali life go by.
Making green leaf plates. For food or offerings, I'm not sure.
Candles for sale, if you feel like making an offering.
Making tributes to Kal Bhairav, Shiva in his destructive manifestation. He's got
a decapitated head in one hand and is trampling over a corpse.
According to the visitor brochure, this statue was used by the government as a
place for people to swear the truth. I suppose if you lied, Shiva would come
after you with his giant sword.
I don't know the actual name of this temple but I did enjoy sitting here
watching everyone take pictures.
Durbar means palace. The actual palace was moved to the north about a century
Each temple is covered with intricate carvings.
Entrance guarded by two anatomically-enhanced lions.
Maju Dega temple
More cows and pigeons.
Market of flowers for offerings and a rather large crowd.