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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 October 11, 2015

very noisy and hectic. You have to get there early for a good vantage point.It was well organised. Avery colourfull occasion

Thank stupot1944
Reviewed October 5, 2015

A must to visit while in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur...If you are lucky, you have the opportunity to view Kumari Chowk !

Thank asooi
Reviewed October 5, 2015

Interesting story about a young girl living in an anciant palace until puberty when she resumes her normal life to be replaced by another "new" lving goddess

Thank Anton65203
Reviewed September 28, 2015

The "Kumari" or the "Living Goddess" lives in a three storey palace at Kathmandu's Durbar Square. This palace, built in 1757, is known commonly as "Kumari-Ghar", with awesome wood carvings and traditional Nepalese architecture. The "Kumari" is a young girl - aged around 7 to...More

Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed September 20, 2015

I have not see some thing like this,, the wood carving just took my breath away, I have travel to Europa and latin destinations but this was very new, very diferent, the bulding desing it was just diferent a must see.

Thank ncaraveo
Reviewed September 1, 2015

It is a building off Durbar Square. Kumari is a young girl picked to stay here up till pubirty. She lives here and has caretakers here. She makes an appearance at the window a couple of times a day and has a very serious look....More

Thank Nikareeta
Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is the place where the 'Living Gioddess' lives. A wonderful old building with avery traditional and intricately decorated inner courtyard. collusive Newari architecture. I was told it was not damaged in the big earthquake. really worth to see and you might just catch a...More

Thank Ram P
Reviewed July 4, 2015

There is something different in this place , in its feel & the overall impression it leaves. It's as if time has something to convey that cannot be explained in rational terms. The respect earned by the KUMARI'S is legendary & has stood the test...More

Thank bharat1956
Reviewed June 25, 2015

A very interesting attraction and must visit if you are in Kathmandu. The entire square is full of history and culture. Even though it is a religious place, as a non-Hindu you will still comfortable to appreciate the history and intrigue of Kumari Chowk. The...More

Thank leocatcat
Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was lucky enough to see Kumari Chowk when I visited Kathmandu, however the story behind the chosing of a Kumari is both fascinating and sad. Once a girl has been selected and shows the '32 perfections' of a godess she must endure futher tests...More

Thank missclairmarshall
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