Kaal Bhairav of Kathmandu Darbar Square

Kaal Bhairav
The God may or may not eat but He has lot of devotees who never fail to take care of Him. Two laddus in the photo- spot them- are proof.
Bhairav: “Fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva associated with annihilation.” Does he look like an angry ‘man’? Is that a smile? What do his eyes tell? Is that a big grin?
Kaal Bhairav at Hanumandhoka (Kathmandu Darbar Square).
According to Wikipedia, this 12-foot (3.7 m) high stone image of Kala Bhairava was sculpted in the 5th or 6th century and later rediscovered in paddy field in the 17th century CE by King Pratap Malla. It was believed that people die if they speak false in front of this sculpture. So, this temple served as the supreme court of Nepal for a long time.

Recent entries are mostly about religious sites and temples. Didn’t plan this. Walking around in Kathmandu (the city and the Valley), generally speaking, means stumbling upon a lot of statues quite frequently.

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