A Buddhist Sunday – Climbing up to Svayambhūnāth Stūpa (स्वयम्भूनाथ स्तुप)

In the Northwest of Kathmandu, half an hour walk or a 200 rupee taxi journey (although it is possible to get there for less) from the city centre lies Svayambhūnāth(a). According to the Svayambhū purāṇa, a Buddhist scripture describing the origin of the Kathmandu valley, the area of Svayambhūnāth was a huge lake out of which…

Animals in India and Nepal

Monkeys in Rajgir (Bihar, India) and Svayambhu (Kathmandu, Nepal). Water buffaloes and a kingfisher in Lumbini (Nepal)