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Baktapur Ganesh Temple
Kathmandu

A small Ganesh temple beside a well. In the Hindu mythology elephant-headed God Ganesh is a son Shivas. In Nepal Ganesh has developed quite own character. Here prehindu trains have also mixed with the popular Indian God. In Nepal Ganesh protects practically every town quarter.

Copyright: Paul Linden
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10676x5338
Taken: 26/11/2012
Uploaded: 13/12/2012
Updated: 30/06/2014
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Tags: kathmandu; baktapur; nepal; ganesh temple; well; wommen; watering place
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Home to Mt. Everest and a wide range of ethnic groups speaking almost 100 languages and dialects, Nepal is a study in diversity. Climate ranges from sub-tropic to arctic, offering an unparalleled variety of ecosystems – humid plains, tropical jungles, forested hills, frozen valleys, and of course the Himalayas. Hinduism is the major religion although Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, was born in the south of the country and Buddhism has a strong tradition in Nepal as well.