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Durbar Square Kumari Chowk#

Durbar Square Kumari Chowk
Durbar Square Kumari Chowk, February 2015, © Bernd Mader

The big balcony-windows are those where the Kumari sometimes appears.

The Kumari is a pre-puberty girl that is chosen by priests and is believed to be an incarnation of Taleju (a bloodthirsty form of the goddess Dhurgha).