Nepal: Performance Art in Kathmandu Valley - paulsmit
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’Vishnu on Kathmandu's Pachali Ghat.’

	A standing Vishnu holds the four attributes associated with him: a conch shell representing his power to create and maintain the universe; a discus-like weapon which symbolizes the purified mind; a mace which stands for mental and physical strength and a lotus flower representing spiritual liberation. The statue is located on Kathmandu's Pachali Ghat, along the Bagmati River. Yellow and red powder has been smeared on the sculpture during a puja offering. Photo Mick Palarczyk.