Syangja Nuwakot and Kaal Bhairav Temple, a popular tourist destination

Nuwakot in Syangja is one of the historical and religious tourist destination in Western Nepal.

Before the expansion of Gurkha Kingdom (or, unification of modern Nepal) by Prithivi Narayan Shaha, 24 se feudal Sen King used to rule the region. The wall seen in the photo below is believed to be part of a palace in that time.


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Will Nepal Government Block Access to Temples?

nudity-in-temple-carvings In response to our post Explicit websites blocked in Nepal, an international research group has shown interest on monitoring the website blockage in Nepal.

It’s very important that we work to preserve the Internet as a medium of Free Expression and the first step is exposing and stopping governments from engaging in unlawful censorship.

The quote above is taken from an email from the research group. We will talk about it in details, with their permission, in future.

When talking about nudity and explicit contents, these things were never foreign to the people in Nepal. Many temples in Nepal have such carvings of people and animals engaged in sexual acts. These age old carvings were always open to public and the people were proud about the openness.

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