Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Patan Durbar Square at the time of Rato Machheendranath Festival

  
The postcard shows a view of Patan Durbar Square at the time of Rato Machheendranath Festival. Patan Durbar Square is one of the three Durbar Squares ( which is the generic name used to describe plazas and areas opposite the old royal palaces in Nepal and consists of temples, idols, open courts, water fountains and more) in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1979. Rato Machhendranath is a god of rain worshiped by both Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal. The temple of Rato Machchhindranath lies in the southern part of the Patan Durbar Square since 1673.
Many thanks to Tingting for this special postcard with an interesting stamp of "Elephant Football". :)