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Kumari Bahal - The house of the goddess

The house of the "living goddess" Kumari has various names. Buddhists call it "Kumari Bahal", Hindus say "Kumari Ghar". The ethnic group of the Newar, the Kumari is chosen from, say "Kumari Che". "Kumari Chowk" is actually called the courtyard, but the term is also used for the whole complex.

Kumari Bahal of Kathmandu


In Kathmandu, the Kumari Bahal is at the southern end of Durbar square. In Kathmandu, the Kumari Bahal is situated at the southern end of Durbar square. The Palace is a large two-story brick building with a courtyard, which was built in 1757 by King Jaya Prakash Malla and is known for its magnificent carvings, as well as its divine inhabitant. In 1966 the building was completey renovated. In the book "From goddess to mortal" is described a second courtyard, but should be not visible from the outside.
Eingang zum Innenhof des Kumati Bahals - Highslide JS
Eingang zum Innenhof des Kumati Bahals
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Innenhof des Kumati Bahals - Highslide JS
Innenhof des Kumati Bahals
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Schnitzereien am Haus der Kumari - Highslide JS
Schnitzereien am Haus der Kumari
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Kumari Ghar, zum 250. Indra Jatra Fest mit Tai (Girlanden aus Reiskörnern) dekoriert. - Highslide JS
Kumari Ghar, zum 250. Indra Jatra Fest mit Tai (Girlanden aus Reiskörnern) dekoriert.
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