A Glimpse of the Kumari at Kathmandu Durbar Square

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4 Responses

  1. Hairy says:

    NICE Post
    I like everything about Kathmandu, best tour and trekking places for cultural and traditions lovers

    • Teja says:

      I didn’t see as much of Kathmandu as I would’ve liked, to be honest. Most of my time was given to Pokhara and the Annapurnas. If I return to Nepal perhaps I’ll give more time to the Kathmandu valley. :)

  2. Ellis says:

    I used to live in Nepal and saw the Kumari once during a festival when she was brought outside. I was there just after the earthquake and I was sad to see the destruction at Durbar square. Good to see that the renovation works are now really happening :)

    • Teja says:

      That must have been some experience, seeing her in her festival capacity! Yes, the restoration is really ongoing. In fact, just generally, there’s a lot of infrastructure work ongoing in 2017, repairing earthquake damage.

      But there’s also some concern on Chinese funding for this in India (which I visited later), because Nepal being in the intersection of China/Tibet/India/Pakistan, is kinda in a difficult squished position between these geopolitics. My people have a saying, “elephants tussle, and the mousedeer is trampled underfoot”.