'Stairs of Bhaktapur's Nyatapola Temple.'
On Bhaktapur's Taumadhi Square five pairs of temple guardians flank the stairs that lead up to the Nyatapola Temple. From bottom to top: the wrestlers Jaya Malla and Patha Malla (not visible here), elephants, lions, griffins and two minor goddesses, Baghini and Singhini. Each pair is supposed to be ten times as strong as the pair below. Photo Paul Smit.