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

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Fig. 6: Frieze details from Kasthamandap depict a group of monks worshipping the Buddhist stupa (above) and another group of devotees worshipping the Shiva Linga (below): Direct evidence of Buddhist and Saiva associations at Kasthamandap, and a testament to the religious harmony that existed in Kathmandu in the Mediaeval period.

Photos: Mary Slusser, 1970.