jana baha temple - kathmandu (nepal)

Jana Baha Temple in Kathmandu (Nepal)

This temple is a place of worship to cure skin diseases like chicken pox.­

During a festival, the Deity in the Temple is placed on a Chariot called Seto Machindranath and moved around Kathmandu.­ for more info, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Jana_­Baha_­Dyah_­Jatra_­(chariot_­festival).­

For more info about Jana Bahal Temple, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Seto_­Machindranath.

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Photos taken during a motorcycle trip with a friend in Nepal in March 2013.­

This includes a trip up the Kali Gandaki valley to the Annapurnas and the Lower Mustang region, with its beautiful Himalayan landscapes.­

Those photos were taken one year before the April 2014 earthquake that killed many and caused major damage in central Nepal.­

Many of the buildings and temples on those photos have been damaged or destroyed by the 2014 quake, especially the shaky brick houses in Bhaktapur.­