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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 yesterday

Situated in Durbar Square, this small building is home to the living goddess. Chances of seeing her are slim. The house is small but the wood carvings are some of the most beautiful in the square

Thank trentsider
Reviewed 4 days ago

The history and life of the Kumari is very interesting but the house were they leave has some of the most beautiful carvings. It's been a little damaged by the earthquake but still you can appreciate it's beauty.

Thank ESolorzanoLemus
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Living Goddess in Kathmandu . If you visit morning n evening you can see live. She will come to windows to see . But don’t take picture .

Thank dtuladhar
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a living goddess that you get to see for a few seconds...please no pictures and put all phones and cameras away as she will not appear until her protectors are certain no pictures and will leave immediately if a camera or phone is...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very interesting and entertaining stop on a trip to Durbar Square. The living goddess did appear for a few minutes.

Thank TOM G
Reviewed 1 week ago

During my time in Kathmandu, I visited the Temple of Kumari--the Kumari is the young girl selected based on 32 attributes who serves a set term as the "Living Goddess." The Kumari's "reign" ends once she reaches puberty and then another Kumari is selected. The...More

Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the places within Durban Square that you can go inside and see the living goddess if she wishes to appear at the window. Like all the buildings it suffered in the earthquake and repairs are ongoing.

Thank Rfcuk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an important historical and still active site! Highly recommend that visitors head here before climbing to the stupa.

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have seen this before just after the quake but now even more splendid. The Kathmandu Kumari is very new and only 3 years old so she didn't appear. A typical part of the durbar Square visit but don't miss it. Pay for a guide...More

Thank Beatrice H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We requested for an audience to meet the Living Goddess and our wish was granted. You have to give some money offering and in return you get blessings from the Kumari Goddess. To go to the room you have to climb some few steep steps...More

Thank Zarin S
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