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Reviewed February 28, 2019

Interesting to visit and learn about the Kumari. "Kumari, or Living Goddess, is the tradition of worshiping young prepubescent girls as manifestations of the divine female energy or devi in Hindu religious traditions."

A new girl is chosen every few years and visitors can get a glimpse of her looking down from the 2nd storey for about 30 seconds, twice a day (if I am not wrong, one of the timing is 4pm).

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 26, 2019

The Kumari Ghar was built by King Prakash Malla in 1757. Today it is the home of the Royal Kumari, Nepal’s living goddess. She occasionally appears from a 3rd story window inside the chowk (courtyard). We were lucky to catch a glimpse of her the day we visited. Our guide said there is a published schedule with times of her regular appearances. These are approximate, as the Kumari decides when and if she will appear. We waited about 20 minutes past the scheduled time of 4 pm, then suddenly there she was, peering out into the crowd. The current Kumari is now about 4 ½ years old and had on the traditional makeup and dress (photos not permitted). She paused for a few minutes before moving away from the window. The 3-story courtyard is itself worth a visit with its intricately carved wooden balconies and windows.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

This time I get the chance to visit most beautiful place katmandu to spend my winter vacation and i enjoying soo much and this kumari chowk it is one of the best place of katmandu and I like this place soo much.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anne upasana C
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Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

One of the great places in Durbar square, where you find old stories about Kumari and her series.
Wonderful and historical palace..

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

As you can see in the picture, support beams are in place to support the facade. Fortunately, this is precautionary until further further work can be done following the devastating earthquake. Beautiful carving.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathy V
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