You have walked through the mandala map, the tourist map, and the government map, as well as oppositional disrupted space. All of these play a part in generating the place of the city.
Up until this point, I have concentrated on how these maps are different. Where these overlap, however, is (as suggested by oppositional space ) through religious architecture and festival. In the mandala map, religious architecture and festivals are the tools by which Bhaktapur¹s cadastral circle is made. In the tourist map, commodification of religious objects and practices creates "culture for sale." But what do temples have to do with governmentality (and opposition)?
In such festivals as Mohani and in temples such as Taleju [W] there is still the lingering logic of kingship. It is the king as custodian of the sacrifice that justifies his government¹s right to rule. Yet, since the early 1970s been inscribed with a new logic. This is the logic of "development" as played out through the historic conservation of tradition