Nepal: Kathmandu Valley - paulsmit
'Mythical monsters at Changu Narayan.'

	The northern entrance of the Vishnu Temple (ca. 1700) at Changu Narayan is guarded by two mythical monsters. A spout between their socles can drain consecrated offerings from the inner shrine of the temple into a small round tank. This liquid is distributed to worshippers as prasada: material blessing from the deity. Photo Mick Palarczyk.