Nepal: Kathmandu Valley - paulsmit
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’Earth Mother in Kirtipur.’

	In Kirtipur, southwest of Kathmandu, Dhartimatta, the Earth Mother, lies delivering her child in a shrine on the grounds of the Bhag Bhairava Temple. She is worshipped by women to avoid pregnancy and delivery problems. The sculpture has received offerings of flowers and red powder. Photo Mick Palarczyk.