Nepal: Kathmandu Valley - paulsmit
’Head of Bhairava.’

	Statue of the Hindu God Bhairava in Patan's former Yampi monastery. Bhairava is the fierce manifestation of Shiva, associated with annihilation and the march of time. Here he is wearing earrings of twisted snakes and his fierceness seem to be further augmented by the red powder worshippers have smeared on his head. Photo Mick Palarczyk.