Kathmandu Durbar Square -Zenith of Newari (Malla) Culture & Arts

Inside Kathmandu Durbar Square –the most historic palace in Nepal and a zenith of Newari culture.

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Kathmandu (Nepali: काठमाडौं) is the capital city of Nepal. Controlled as a suzerain nation by Jayasthiti Malla, the valley broke into 3 major parts or cities in 1482. The 3 cities, which were controlled by 3 different Malla Kings, are known today as Kathmandu(Kathmandu metropolitan city), Lalitpur(Patan) and Bhaktapur(Bhadgoan).



Royal courtyard at Basantapur Royal courtyard inside Kathmandu Durbar Square

Durbar square or Darbar square is considered a royal courtyard or premise located in and around royal palaces in Nepal. Mostly referred to the 3 historic palaces of Kathmandu valley; Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square, it may include pools, fountains, temples, theaters, garden etc. The Kings of the then period used to use the square to organize various festivities, theatrical performances and to meet for various societal causes.

The Newā people or Newārs are the indigenous…

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