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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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  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“small girl” (6 reviews)
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Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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"beautiful building"
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"small courtyard"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kumari Ghar or "Temple of the Living Goddess" was built in 1757. This is where the current Kumari lives. The Kumari is a young lady chosen at a very young age. She must go through a series of test to determine if she can succeed...More

Thank Leslie B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From Nepal people points of view, the 4-year-old kumari is the living goddess Nd deserve respect from the mankind. As a tourist, I think is unique to know this culture. You could see the loving goddess after patient waiting but no photos of the goddess...More

Thank Karen N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kumari is a living goddess - a young girl from a certain caste chosen when she is 4 or 5. She is a goddess until she reaches her first menstrual period, at which point a new goddess is chosen. This house is where she...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

IF you are fond of viewing intricate woodwork this is the place for you. I won't say anything about this place just see the pictures. AS they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Thank Heramb M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 2018 Kumari of Kathmandu is only 3 year old and since there is no longer a king it makes you wonder her new role in the Nepalese society. Still she shows herself from a window in the cracking building.

Thank annesophie001
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

I was extremely shocked and wondered about stories of Kumaris. The little child is worshiped as God by he whole country. Truly she has many powers.

Thank PM_Suresh
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We were lucky to catch multiple weddings of young Newari grils taking place. The colorful costumes and the festive atmosphere made it more fun. The Kumari herself lives in a beautiful building which was heavily damaged in the earthquake, though still inhabited and makes her...More

Thank Sam S
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This 3-story red building, known as Kumari Bahal, is the home of the living goddess, Kumari Devi. Inside the building is the courtyard from which one can look up and view intricately carved balconies and windows. The living goddess is selected at age 3 or...More

Thank jdc8mbc
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

the building s are old and place needs to be powerwashed,lot of pigeons,and few shops with very art inside from local students

Thank sleep2016
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

A very old building that is propped up by scaffolding. The living child girl god lives and works here. You are not allowed to visit her as only Hindus can. Be prepared to fouled on as loads of pigeons live here as well.

Thank BaldevSinghT
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