Sunday, October 8, 2000

Katmandu's Durbar Square

08-Oct-2000
Durbar Square is the area of Katmandu near the old royal palace. It is chock full of temples.


SGK and a Sadhu : A Sadhu is a wandering hindu mystic or holy man.  They are frequently hermits, or wander the land in search of enlightenment.  The most famous Sadhu was Siddhārtha Gautama, an Indian prince who found enlightenment under a bodhi tree in the Terai and became The Buddha. (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
SGK and a Sadhu
A Sadhu is a wandering hindu mystic or holy man. They are frequently hermits, or wander the land in search of enlightenment. The most famous Sadhu was Siddhārtha Gautama, an Indian prince who found enlightenment under a bodhi tree in the Terai and became The Buddha.

Hanumān's palace : Hanumān is a figure from the Ramayana - sometimes referred to by westerners as "the Monkey God"  He led his army from Mt. Kailash in Tibet to the stepstones of Sri Lanka to overthrow the "evil King of Langka" (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
Hanumān's palace
Hanumān is a figure from The Ramayana- sometimes referred to by westerners as "the Monkey God" He led his army from Mt. Kailash in Tibet to the stepstones of Sri Lanka to overthrow the "evil King of Langka"

Fruit seller (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
Fruit seller


Typical window (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
Typical window


Temple rooftop (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
Temple rooftop


Palace rooftop (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
Palace rooftop


SGK scares the birds (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
SGK scares the birds (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
SGK scares the birds


More Sadhus (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
More Sadhus (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
More Sadhus


Palace (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
Palace


Bhairab : Bhairab is a scary manifestation of Shiva (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
Bhairab
Bhairab is a scary manifestation of Shiva

Kama Sutra : These scenes from the Kama Sutra adorn the eaves of temples to keep lightning away as the goddess of lightning is a virgin and too shy to witness such artwork (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
Kama Sutra : These scenes from the Kama Sutra adorn the eaves of temples to keep lightning away as the goddess of lightning is a virgin and too shy to witness such artwork (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
Kama Sutra : These scenes from the Kama Sutra adorn the eaves of temples to keep lightning away as the goddess of lightning is a virgin and too shy to witness such artwork (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
Kama Sutra
These scenes from the Kama Sutra adorn the eaves of temples to keep lightning away as the goddess of lightning is a virgin and too shy to witness such artwork

Home of the living goddess : The locals in Kathmandu choose a new living goddess every time the current one reaches puberty. It is considered bad luck to marry an ex-living goddess - imagine why? (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
Home of the living goddess
The locals in Katmandu choose a new living goddess every time the current one reaches puberty. It is considered bad luck to marry an ex-living goddess - imagine why?

Typical architecture (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
Typical architecture


Sacrifice : 10 minutes before our guide had told us that the goats tethered here were sacred - this guy was somehow different and ended up as a sacrifice. (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
Sacrifice : 10 minutes before our guide had told us that the goats tethered here were sacred - this guy was somehow different and ended up as a sacrifice. (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
Sacrifice : 10 minutes before our guide had told us that the goats tethered here were sacred - this guy was somehow different and ended up as a sacrifice. (Nepal, The Travel Addicts)
Sacrifice
10 minutes before our guide had told us that the goats tethered here were sacred - this guy was somehow different and ended up as a sacrifice.

1 comment:

Lothar Seifert said...

Hello,
beautiful images of Kathmandu. Kathmandu is a wonderful city.
Schöne Bilder von Kathmandu. Kathmandu ist eine wunderbare Stadt.

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