Finding Community at a Kathmandu Temple

Nepal Is Full of Places of Worship, But I Keep Going Back to Pashupati Nath

Nepal's Hindu Temple_ Source Website

After I left my village in eastern Nepal in 1999 to study in the capital city of Kathmandu, I found myself missing home. Especially my childhood temple.

Growing up, I would follow my mom each Saturday to the Hindu religious temple, Danta Kali, a half hour outside my hometown. The scene became reassuringly familiar: many believers would be waiting in line to reach the main statue of gods Shive and Ganesh and goddesses Parvati and Durga, where people would make offerings. My mom and I made our own offerings; we’d hand …

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