Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Patan, continued

 Hinduism is wonderful because it has a pantheon of deities. The king builds his palace and the royal baths. He builds a major temple to the major god, in which case, it could be Shiva or Vishnu depending which he deems more influential in his life or he could have one temple for each. Then he builds other temples for other deities. Patan is a conglomeration of temples, wooden ones. Nepal has the reputation of having some of the most fantastic wood carvers in the world. Every part of the exposed wood is intricately carved. Patan is a true sight to behold.

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