Nepal: Kathmandu Valley - paulsmit
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’Torana at the Sundari Chowk in Patan.’

	Wood-carved torana in the Sundari Chowk courtyard of Patan's Royal Palace. 
On this torana (wooden carving above a door) Garuda (half man - half bird) is shown clasping a pair of Nagas(snakes).
Below the figure of Garuda (who has lost his beak in thus sculpture)the many armed goddess Taleju Bhawani is shown. Photo Paul Smit.