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“Exciting” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kumari Chowk

Kumari Chowk
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$95.00*
and up
Local Bazaar Walking Tour in Kathmandu
Ranked #17 of 173 things to do in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Toulouse, France
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Exciting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

Must visit Lumari Bahal on Kumari chowk to experience the sight of living Goddess. This is a unique experience in itself that Goddess is preached in living form. All in all very impressed with the concept. Do take time to read about how the selection process of Kumari is done. A sight of Kumari will surely leave you highly impressed.

If you are lucky, you will catch a glimpse of the goddess. A young girl is chosen to become the goddess. Living godess. Dressed up once a day round 5.30 in evening and show her face at the window. No foto.

Visited September 2013
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wales
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Make sure you know all the background about the Kumari before you go. Be prepared to wait to see her, but I was lucky and saw her within minutes.

Visited August 2013
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Plantation, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“A goddess to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

If you are lucky, you will catch a glimpse of the goddess. A young girl is chosen to become the goddess. It is not a common thing to see her, but if you time it right, you might get a peak.

Visited June 2013
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Hellendoorn, The Netherlands
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Sad story”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Living godess. Dressed up once a day round 5.30 in evening and show her face at the window. No foto. Read the book about kumari. Choosen at the age of 3. Till she got her menstruation she had to live in what they called palace. Not walking with her feet outside on the ground. No men wants to have her after this , a spoiled princess who cant cook. In Europe we call it childabuse. But everthing for tradition. Its Nepal.

Visited July 2013
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Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Living Goddess...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

I found the story of the Living Goddess absolutely fascinating. We did get to see her in the window, but, of course you cannot photograph her, which makes for a thriving post card business! The palace is beautiful and the square was a great place for photographs. I enjoyed it, but be sure to discover the story behind the living goddess, makes it so much more interesting.

Visited May 2013
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