kala bhairab in kathmandu (nepal)

Sculpture of Kala (black) Bhairab in Kathmandu Durbar Square.­

Kala Bhairab is the fierce manifestation of Lord Shiva associated with annihilation.­ He is one of the most important deities in Nepal.­

For more info, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Bhairava.

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Makhan, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

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.­