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Power Places of Kathmandu: Hindu and Buddhist Holy Sites in the Sacred Valley of Nepal By Keith Dowman

Power Places of Kathmandu: Hindu and Buddhist Holy Sites in the Sacred Valley of Nepal
by Keith Dowman

An exploration of the fabled holy sites of the Kathmandu Valley, 36 of which are illustrated in over 100 large-format colour plates. Examining the diverse religious traditions and spiritual practices that have given rise to these places of worship, the text describes each site in turn.

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Power Places of Kathmandu: Hindu and Buddhist Holy Sites in the Sacred Valley of Nepal Summary


In Hindu mythology the Himalayas have always been the abode of the gods. The remoteness and inaccessibility of the mountains, their majesty, and the symbolic significance of their immutable mass, have all contributed to their aura of divinity. In the shadow of these mountains lies the Kathmandu Valley, where the Hindu and Buddhist traditions of Nepal, as well as other spiritual traditions such as goddess worship, animism and shamanism, recognize numerous power places - focal points of divine energy - where humans can make contact with the realm of the gods. This book provides an exploration of these fabled sites, 36 of which are illustrated in over 100 large-format colour plates. Examining the diverse religious traditions and spiritual practices that have given rise to these places of worship, the text describes each site in turn, following an order which mirrors some of the routes used by pilgrims through the three Old Kingdoms of Nepal.

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GOR003331072
Power Places of Kathmandu: Hindu and Buddhist Holy Sites in the Sacred Valley of Nepal
Keith Dowman
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1995-10-16
144
0500541930
9780500541937
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