Monks at the Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal

In an ancient stone portico (bhojan mandap) outside the Pashupatinath Temple (Kathmandu, Nepal), several sanyasinis (female monks) were resting and enjoying meals. Here donors arrange free meals for monks and the needy. Loved the colors.

Sanyasinis at the Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu by Arun Shanbhag

A closer crop.
Sanyasinis (female monks) outside the Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Next on the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra Travelogue: Baudhanath Stupa
To start at the beginning: Rendevous with Sagarmatha (Everest)


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  1. Fascinating ! I hope to pay my seventh visit to Thailand soon . I had a 6-hour chat with a Bhikku there recently . I know that non- Advaita Vedanta monks in India used to call Shankarachárya “the Buddha in disguise”.

    “By some measures, Hinduism is practised by a larger majority of people in Nepal than in any other nation.[8] Buddhism, though a minority faith in the country, is linked historically with Nepal. Many Nepali do not distinguish between Hinduism and Buddhism and follow both religious traditions. There are 3 different buddhist traditions: Himalayan Buddhism, Buddhism of Kathmandu Valley (mostly Mahayana and Vajrayana), and also the Theravada Buddhism.” -Wikipedia .

  2. Very nice, Arun. Reminds me of my trips in 1999 and 2001 to Nepal when i got to spend some time in Kathmandu before and after the Himalayan treks.

    1. The good old days. I remember you talking about those outstanding trips.
      Hope you are feeling better. Lets catchup this week.

      Thank you for sharing your comment here.

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