Kathmandu Durbar Square

Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the golden prides of Kathmandu Valley. This was the residence of the Royal family. It is situated in the heart of Kathmandu City near from the tourist-spot-Thamel. It is described as an open museum. Most of the buildings, temples, art and sculpture were made from the ancient to the medieval period dated from 15th to 18th century.

In front of the Kathmandu Durbar Square, there is the big sculpture of Hanuman who is the devotee of Lord Ram. It is the key attraction of this place. As a result, it is named as the Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square.

Kumari Ghar is the major attraction of the Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure where the living goddess stays. So, it is also known as the House of living goddess. She is worshipped by both Nepalese Hindus and Buddhists. She is so pretty and beautiful. It is believed that she is the incarnation of goddess Durga. https://www.risingadventure.com/blog/secrets-of-living-goddess-kumari.html

The other interesting things of this palace territory are Kastamandap, Taleju Temple, Kaal Bhairav, Shiva Parbati Temple, Mahadev Temple, the big bell, museum and others. However, most of the buildings are devastated by the earthquake of April, 2015. Some of them are already renovated and some are in renovation process. So, the tourists are allowed to visit some of the places only.

The inner part of the Kathmandu Durbar Square contains the old palace area which is divided into the different courtyards such Mul chowk, Nakxal Chowk, Basantapur Durbar as well as other beautiful art and shrines.

Festivals like Gaijatra, Indrajatra, Machchhindranath Jatra, Dashain and some other Newari Festivals are used to hold on the ground of Kathmandu Durbar Square. The history behind the construction of this palace is amazing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu_Durbar_Square