Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bodhnath Stupa - Again

Sunday, 20 November 2017

We had about six hours at the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu before we had to leave for the airport and our return flights to Washington Dulles via Dubai. Since the Bodhnath Stupa is only about 600 m from the hotel, most of us decided to make a return visit.

The lowest gallery around the stupa was open, so we climbed the steps and circumnavigated the stupa on the first level. The ornate incense burner at the entrance was definitely in use.
The area around the stupa was considerably less crowded than the last time, and the stupa was being refreshed with new prayer flags and paint.
We were able to watch the painters fling buckets of paint to repaint the lotus petals at the base of the stupa.
A niche filled with old "cupcake stupas".
A final view of the Bodhnath Stupa.

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