Tag: Swayambhu

Can You Hear the Gods Whispering: The Origins of Kathmandu Valley

Years ago I came across a book called “Nepal: where the Gods are young.” This title struck me so deeply that even, now almost a decade later, I still recall it, even though I never got the chance to open up the book and see what was inside. There was something so profound about the title, it reminded me that I live in a city where the Gods are present at every turn. Each street corner has a small temple or shrine and our cityscape is defined by round Stupas and triangular mandirs. I would see these buildings without fully appreciating what it meant: that this city, this country, it’s history...

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