Nepal: Kathmandu Valley - paulsmit
'Vishnu in Bhaktapur.'

	A statue of Vishnu is a small street shrine just north of Bhaktapur's Taumadhi Square has received corns of rice during a puja offering. The puja is a personal ritual which may be done before any sacred spot and can consist of an offering of flowers, incense, butter lamps, abhir (coloured powder) and various kinds of food. Photo Mick Palarczyk.