Contesting Place in a Post-colonial Space
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(Re)colonizing Tradition

A Pedestrian Guide to a "Traditional" City

Welcome to Bhaktapur

[1] The Tea Stall at Guhepukhu

[2] Nava Durga Chitra Mandir

[3] Khauma Square

[4] Tourist Motor Park

[5] Indrani Pitha

[6]Lasku Dhwakha Gate

[7]Char Dham

[8]Cafe de Temple

[9]Batsala Temple

[10] Batsala Temple

[11] City Hall

[12] The Procession Route

[13] Pujari Math

[14] The Peacock Restaurant

[15] Sewage Collection Ponds

[16] Bhairavanath Temple

Fishing

Fishing is a performance in which the two dancers chase children as well as young men and if they catch them pretend to sacrifice them unless they pay a "toll," which goes to pay for ceremony supplies for later in the day. Sima and Duma are part of the Nine Durga dancers whose performances are one of the chief ways in which ritual space is generated in Bhaktapur (Levy 1990, 501620). The Nine Durgas consist of the goddesses, Mahakali, Kumari, Varahi, Brahmai, Vairavi, and Indrani, as well as the male deities Ganesha, Bhairava, White Bhairava, and finally Sima and Duma.





Maps


Mandala Map

Tourist Map

Government
Map


Pedestrian
Tour Map


Bhaktapur
Durbar Square


Tacapa Map


Satellite
Photograph



Kathmandu
Valley


Goddesses
Key | Bibliography | Maps

2001 Gregory Price Grieve , Site design by GDL Historical Laboratories. .