Nepal: Performance Art in Kathmandu Valley - paulsmit
’Red Hanuman on Gauri Ghat.’

	Owing to his ability to ward of evil spirits, the Hindu monkey god Hanuman is one of the most popular gods in Nepal. His statues are often covered in vermilion paste and clad in a red or yellow robe. This fierce looking example, which seems to be covered in the blood of an offering,  can be found on Gauri Ghat near Kathmandu's Pashupatinath Temple. Photo Mick Palarczyk.