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Kasthamandap: Microcosm of Kathmandu’s Living Culture and Storied History

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Fig. 2: The ancient trans-Himalayan trade route crossed the main Kathmandu North-South road at the large public space occupied by Kasthamandap (largest red silhouette, left), Silyan/Simha/Singha Sattal (below intersection of routes) and Laksmi Narayan Sattal (above intersection). The routes are depicted in Slusser (1982) Map 7 and with some variations in Gutschow (2013) p. 127. Photo from Mary Shepherd Slusser, Nepal Mandala: A Cultural Study of the Kathmandu Valley, (Princeton: Princeton, 1982), Vol II, plate 85.

Modifications by Dipesh Risal.