Kumari Chowk, Kathmandu

3.6
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Visit a sacred attraction at Kumari Chowk, a courtyard inside a red-brick, three-level building that was once home to Kumari, a girl selected to be the town's living goddess until she reaches puberty and becomes mere mortal. The tradition represents "devi," the Hindu concept of female spiritual energy. Wooden balconies and windows surround the courtyard where the Kumari appears daily at regular times. Keep in mind that visitors can photograph the courtyard, but photos of the Kumari are forbidden. As you wander the conplex, look closely for intricate carvings on the doors and walls of the temple. Put Kumari Chowk on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kathmandu trip itinerary builder.
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  • The Kumari Chowk (Kumari Ghar) is a red-colored royal palace located in Kathmandu's Durbar Square. This "Palace" is still the residence of the current "Living Goddess" of Kathmandu, and she resides.....  more »
  • overhyped and touristic trap. nothing to see other than hearing some stories of captivating and child as a goddess. did not like it. though the surrounding places r nice in the darbar square.  more »

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