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Kathesimbu Stupa - Square, Kathmandu: 8 reviews and 14 photos


Officially Nepal is a Hindu country, but in practice the Hinduism and Buddhism are mingled in a complex blend with a pantheon of Tantic deities mixed up with Hindu gods.
So in the courtyard of the Kathesimbhu Stupa is an image of Avalokiteshvara. This prime Bodhisattva of the Buddhists becomes Lokeshvara, a manifestation of the Hindu god Shiva.
Not only the religions are mingled, also the religion is an integrated part of the daily life.
There are temples, shrines everywhere, nearly at every corner of the street. And the people are walking, sitting, worshipping at the holy places, just in the middle of the citylife. In the courtyard of the Kathesimbhu Stupa we saw always people around, also playing kids and schoolboys, spending their break from school here.

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  • Updated Nov 1, 2003
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