Kumari Ghar

P834+FHQ, Layaku Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Place of worship Buddhist temple Hindu temple Tourist attraction

Kumari Ghar is a place of worship, buddhist temple, hindu temple and tourist attraction located in Kathmandu, Nepal. The average rating of this place is 4.50 out of 5 stars based on 240 reviews. The street address of this place is P834+FHQ, Layaku Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal. It is about 0.03 kilometers away from Basantpur Palace Square. Kumari Ghar is open seven days a week 24 hours a day.

Kumari Ghar's timetable
Tuesday 24hr open
Wednesday 24hr open
Thursday 24hr open
Friday 24hr open
Saturday 24hr open
Sunday 24hr open
Monday 24hr open
User Reviews

4 Mohd yaqub Khan - a month ago

It is one of the sacred places in Darbar Square and is usually crowded on weekends. It is one of the centers for rituals and culture in the city. It is the residence of the Kumari (Goddess) according to Buddhists and Hinduism belief. The best time to visit is 9 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 6 pm. The residence is clean and historical. Taking pictures of the goddess is prohibited but you can take blessing from her upon her appearance.

5 khagendra Prasad Bhurtel - a month ago

Kumari Ghar (House of Kumari) is a residence of Kumari (Young girl). Nepalese worship a young girl as Kumari, the only living deity (goddess) in the world turning her into a Goddess of Power with sacred rituals. Living goddess Kumari wears a mark of third eye on her forehead, a special symbol of her divinity.
According to the legend the famous and most believed tale is of Jay Prakash Malla, an ancient Malla king in Nepal. People say that the king used to play dice games with goddess Taleju in his chamber. Taleju was the clan deity of the Mallas. So, there was a condition from the goddess that neither anyone should know nor he could tell about her presence l in king's chamber. Unfortunately, one day, his queen found them playing dice in his chamber. Being caught by the queen, the goddess Taleju disappeared. Before leaving, the Taleju goddess told the king that she will incarnate herself as a little girl of the Newari (Shakya) community. After hearing her statements, the King left the palace in search of a young girl possessed by Taleju’s spirit. This way, the tradition of worshiping the young girl started around the 17th century in the Kathmandu valley.
Selection of kumari :-Five senior Bajracharya priests conduct the selection process including the chief priest of Taleju Bhawani, the Caretaker of Kumari house, and head astrologer. They check on the various aspects of a child (4 to 5 yrs old) before declaring her a new Kumari (living goddess). After selection, she resides in her dedicated home (Kumari Ghar) in Kathmandu Durbar Square.
People believe, just a glimpse of the living goddess will bring good fortune. It is also believed that Kumari holds a special power over the illness.
Tenure of kymari:- They remain as a living goddess Kumar until commencement of her first menstrual cycle. After that the selection process for new Kumari will begin again.

3 Traveller Nepal - a week ago

This house looks very pathetic and literally supported by wooden logs. Instead of anything else, restoration should start in these houses where actual people live.

5 Anna-Maria-Amina Teodoru - 3 months ago

Really beautiful place.. it is so worth it to go and sit there in silence. I saw Kumari 2 times, in 2 weeks. Loved it there. The guides are also a bit too intrusive, but I met a great one there, and became friends :)

5 sarmila puri - 2 months ago

Historical palace of the living goddess Kumari who is worshipped by Hindus u0026 Buddhists. It was most peaceful place i have ever visited .

4 Wajiha Majeed - a year ago

This place is really quite. And u will really peace here. Only Hindus are allowed to enter and meet with Kumari. And pictures are not allowed to be taken of Kumari the goddess.

4 Mark Vanautgaerden - 4 years ago

The house of the the living goddess, the Kathmandu Kumari, is a queer site. The building has been damaged by the 2015 earthquake but it is not so much damaged as the other buildings on the Durbar Square and is supported by beams to stop further damage. The wood carving is fabulous but as a tourist you are only allowed to visit the inner court, not the inside of the building.

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