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Kumari Chowk

Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Also called Kumari Bahal, this fascinating palace is home to a virgin girl who is worshipped as the goddess Durga in human form. She can sometimes be glimpsed at her windows.
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Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Adjacent to the Kathmandu Durbar Square, lies the Kumari Ghar (The princess's home) and the Kumari Chowk. Most of the buildings around the chowk were ruined during the earthquake, however, the Kumari Ghar stands strong and tall. With it's bright red brick walls and burnished...More

Thank Malab S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Make sure you go in the morning, as that is the best opportunity to see the Kumari, or "living goddess". We saw her, in all her 3-year-old splendor. Cool building and nice architecture to boot.

Thank Nicole B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is very beautiful. The architecture and wood carvings are exquisite. However, the traditions and superstitions around the Kumari are a bit strange and disturbing for outsiders.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Evidents still that there is restoration wotk to be done. Has some beatiful carvings from the 4th centary. Worth a visit

Thank Cathie O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a place. Supported by wooden beams after the quake. Nice carvings. Do go if you get time. Part of Darbar Square complex. Good guides to show u around.

Thank Sunil A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE arived 5 minutes before the Kumari, "the living godess" apperared. We are not alowwed to take photos of the godess. She is a small girl with cuirous eyes.. She stayed less than a minute at the window of her home. But I felt as...More

Thank LyssMelo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic experience with some great Nepal people. What a trip of a life time I won’t forget for a long time. May the sun shine all day long.

Thank paulwood55
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the house where the living goddess (KUMARI) lives in Basantapur Durbar Square.Heritage area.Lots of temples and statues and museum in this area.

Thank ClimbHighHimalaya64
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Regardless of what you feel about the system,The Living Godess or Kumari as they say is there to stay. The Nepalese vworship her and consider lucky to have a glimpse of her. The present Goddess is only Three Years old and is considered as Durga....More

Thank KRAMA200
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The current living goddess is 3 years old. She will peak from a window at a specific time (as your local guide for the exact time). Worth the small detour since this is next to Durbar square. The visit itself will only last a few...More

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