Nepal: Performance Art in Kathmandu Valley - paulsmit
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’Hanuman at Swayambhu stupa.’

	On the temple grounds of Swayambhu stupa, at the western outskirts of Kathmandu, a monkey is investigating a statue of Hanuman. 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 as a result of puja offerings. Photo Paul Smit.