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Kathmandu : Kakeshwar Temple

The whole upper part was totally destroyed by the earthquake of April 25, 2015

This white-topped temple was originally built in 1681 but, like so many other structures, was rebuilt after it was badly damaged in the 1934 earthquake. It may have been considerably altered at that time as the temple is a strange combination of styles. It starts with a Newari-style floor, above which is an Indian shikhara-style upper storey, topped by a spire shaped like a kalasa (water vase), indicative of a female deity.

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  • Copyright: Panchaud Marc (Morac) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1990 W: 221 N: 2765] (27725)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-04-10
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2015-05-21 0:37
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