Nepal: Performance Art in Kathmandu Valley - paulsmit
'Bell at Kathmandu's shrine of Pachali Bhairava.'

	The top of a bell at Kathmandu's shrine of Pachali Bhairava is decorated with the head of Bhairava. 
Bhairava is the fierce manifestation of Shiva, associated with annihilation and the march of time. He can be identified here by his bulging eyes, his mustache and the crescent moon of Shiva on his forehead. Yellow flowers have been offered to the god during a puja offering. Photo Paul Smit.