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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 weeks ago

Most part this durbar is ruined due to the previous earthquake. The carvings and statues are very attractive

Thank Sumitkumar_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traditional Importance is having. Good place part of Katmandu Darbar Square. One should know about this place even from online. Some history is there. A girl will be identified as kumari and treated as goddess till she attains maturity. After that a new girl will...More

Thank bhaskarababuadari
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think it’s very unique and wonderful to know about the living goddess in Nepal which is in Kathmandu

Thank Serku S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Adjacent to the Kathmandu Durbar Square, lies the Kumari Ghar (The princess's home) and the Kumari Chowk. Most of the buildings around the chowk were ruined during the earthquake, however, the Kumari Ghar stands strong and tall. With it's bright red brick walls and burnished...More

Thank Malab S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Make sure you go in the morning, as that is the best opportunity to see the Kumari, or "living goddess". We saw her, in all her 3-year-old splendor. Cool building and nice architecture to boot.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 12 June 2018

The building is very beautiful. The architecture and wood carvings are exquisite. However, the traditions and superstitions around the Kumari are a bit strange and disturbing for outsiders.

Thank priyaflorence
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Evidents still that there is restoration wotk to be done. Has some beatiful carvings from the 4th centary. Worth a visit

Thank Cathie O
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Quite a place. Supported by wooden beams after the quake. Nice carvings. Do go if you get time. Part of Darbar Square complex. Good guides to show u around.

Thank Sunil A
Reviewed 30 May 2018

WE arived 5 minutes before the Kumari, "the living godess" apperared. We are not alowwed to take photos of the godess. She is a small girl with cuirous eyes.. She stayed less than a minute at the window of her home. But I felt as...More

Thank LyssMelo
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Fantastic experience with some great Nepal people. What a trip of a life time I won’t forget for a long time. May the sun shine all day long.

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