Nepal: Kathmandu Valley - paulsmit
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'Garuda at Changu Narayan.'

	Opposite the main entrance of the Vishnu Temple at Changu Narayan sits a 6th century statue of Garuda. The winged Garuda is the mythical vehicle of Lord Vishnu. The face of this Garuda is thought to be the a portrait of the 5th century king Mandev. Red and yellow powder has been smeared on the sculpture during puja offerings. Photo Mick Palarczyk.