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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 3 days ago

This is a 3-story building with a small inner courtyard that is home to the Kumari or “living goddess” that is considered to be an incarnation of the goddess Taleju as described in the pamphlet that I got when I paid for my admission in...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 1 week ago

So sad to see the damage done by the earthquake...but it is still a must see in the city...so much history and beautiful architecture...

1  Thank Patpv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to get a glimpse of Goddess Kumari. And saw her she was looking so beautiful in her maroon or red attire.

Thank Ashima T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Need to be mindful of custom within walls of the structure - no photography of the living goddess but ok to take pictures when she does not appear from the upper storey windows each day

Thank Carl K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very reverent and holy place and is the living quarters for Kumari, the living goddess in Nepal. She is regarded as the embodiment of the supreme female deity Vajradevi, a Buddha. To Hindus, she represents the goddess Taleju, a version of Durga....More

1  Thank PKDenton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To see Kumari in person, and directly looking at me was absolutely amazing! Such a beautiful goddess!

Thank margoilana
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Beautiful place to see. We were fortunate to had a glimpse of the only living goddess in the whole world in the form of Kumari.

Thank Atulgzb58
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Story of Kumari is very interesting. Kumari respected by multiple religion members. She is a kind of human dedicated her life for her public.

Thank Ugurxplorer
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The Kumari House is a beautiful, old, traditional wooden structure which is the home of the Kumari. She lives here for a number of years with her carers and emerges on ceremonial occasions and festivals. On some days she might appear briefly at the upstairs...More

Thank 918John
Reviewed 26 April 2017

If you are visiting Kathmandu Durbar square then you must visit this place. This is surrounded by beautifully crafted houses. If you are lucky enough you can see the living goddess from here.

Thank KhadkaPushpendra
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