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4 - Kathmandu / Kathmandu valley IV
Dakshinkali temple, Changu Narayan temple, Budhanilkantha temple, Kirtipur
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Kathmandu valley, near Pharping village, Nepal: Dakshinkali temple complex - ghee lamp and crowd during festival - photo by J.Pemberton Kathmandu valley, near Pharping village: Dakshinkali temple complex - ghee lamp and crowd during festival Kathmandu valley, Nepal: Dakshinkali temple complex - sacrificing a chicken - according to mythology the Goddess Durga killed the demon and drank the blood of animals - photo by J.Pemberton Kathmandu valley: Dakshinkali temple complex - sacrificing a chicken - according to mythology the Goddess Durga killed the demon and drank the blood of animals



Kathmandu valley, Nepal: Dakshinkali temple complex, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali - local woman smoking - photo by J.Pemberton Kathmandu valley: Dakshinkali temple complex, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali - local woman smoking Kathmandu valley, Nepal: Dakshinkali temple complex - discarded incense box in blood from sacrifices - photo by J.Pemberton Kathmandu valley: Dakshinkali temple complex - discarded incense box in blood from sacrifices
Kirtipur, Kathmandu valley, Nepal: statue of Ganesha - Lord of Beginnings and of Obstacles, patron of arts and sciences, and the God of intellect and wisdom - photo by W.Allg÷wer Kirtipur, Kathmandu valley: statue of Ganesha - Lord of Beginnings and of Obstacles, patron of arts and sciences, and the God of intellect and wisdom Kirtipur, Kathmandu valley, Nepal: Newari children - the Newar are divided into hierarchical clan groups by occupational caste, easily identified by surnames - photo by W.Allg÷wer Kirtipur, Kathmandu valley: Newari children - the Newar are divided into hierarchical clan groups by occupational caste, easily identified by surnames
Kirtipur, Kathmandu valley, Nepal: old peasant woman transporting hay - photo by W.Allg÷wer Kirtipur, Kathmandu valley: old peasant woman transporting hay Kirtipur, Kathmandu valley, Nepal: peasant woman preparing hay - photo by W.Allg÷wer Kirtipur, Kathmandu valley: peasant woman preparing hay
Changu village, Kathmandu valley, Nepal: Changu Narayan temple - Vishnu seated on a Garuda - Garudasana - UNESCO world heritage Site - photo by W.Allg÷wer Changu village, Kathmandu valley: Changu Narayan temple - Vishnu seated on a Garuda - Garudasana - UNESCO world heritage Site Changu village, Kathmandu valley, Nepal: Changu Narayan temple - women at the entrance of the Garuda shrine, famous for its Garuda idol - photo by W.Allg÷wer Changu village, Kathmandu valley: Changu Narayan temple - women at the entrance of the Garuda shrine, famous for its Garuda idol
Changu village, Kathmandu valley, Nepal: stone relief in Changu Narayan temple - Vishnu as Narasingha kills the demons' King Hiranyakasyapa with bare hands - Changu Narayan is the oldest temple in the entire Kathmandu Valley - photo by W.Allg÷wer Changu village, Kathmandu valley: stone relief in Changu Narayan temple - Vishnu as Narasingha kills the demons' King, Hiranyakasyapa  Changu village, Kathmandu valley, Nepal: Changu Narayan temple - wedding of Newa couple - Newaris are the descendants of citizens of Medieval Nepal, their common language being Nepal Bhasa - photo by W.Allg÷wer Changu village, Kathmandu valley: Changu Narayan temple - wedding of Newa couple - Newaris are the descendants of citizens of Medieval Nepal, Nepal Bhasa language
Narayanthan village, Kathmandu valley, Nepal: Budhanilkantha temple - Brahmin priest reading - Brahmins are the highest caste (Varna) - Brahmins are priests, but also teachers and scholars of the Veda - photo by W.Allg÷wer Narayanthan village, Kathmandu valley: Budhanilkantha temple - Brahmin priest reading - Brahmins are the highest caste (Varna) Narayanthan village, Kathmandu valley, Nepal: Budhanilkantha temple - lingam - male power of Shiva, the creator - Shiva linga - photo by W.Allg÷wer Narayanthan village, Kathmandu valley: Budhanilkantha temple - lingam - male power of Shiva, the creator - Shiva linga
Narayanthan village, Kathmandu valley, Nepal: Vishnu sleeping in a bed os snakes - Budhanilkantha temple, dedicated to Jalashayana Narayan - Brahmins wash the statue with a mixture of melted butter, yogurt, milk, honey and sugar - photo by W.Allg÷wer Narayanthan village, Kathmandu valley: Vishnu sleeping in a bed os snakes - Budhanilkantha temple, dedicated to Jalashayana Narayan Kathmandu, Nepal: butter lamps at a stupa - an allegory compares Buddhist reincarnation with the flame of a candle, as time passes neither the candle itself, nor the flame, are the same, but without the first candle there would be no flame - photo by W.Allg÷wer Kathmandu: butter lamps at a stupa - an allegory compares Buddhist reincarnation with the flame of a candle, as time passes neither the candle itself, nor the flame, are the same, but without the first candle there would be no flame
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credits: photos © by J.Pemberton, W.Allgöwer, E.Petitalot / Travel-Images.com
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