Contesting Place in a Post-colonial Space
Contexts

(Re)colonizing Tradition

A Pedestrian Guide to a "Traditional" City

Welcome to Bhaktapur

[1] The Tea Stall at Guhepukhu

[2] Nava Durga Chitra Mandir

[3] Khauma Square

[4] Tourist Motor Park

[5] Indrani Pitha

[6]Lasku Dhwakha Gate

[7]Char Dham

[8]Cafe de Temple

[9]Batsala Temple

[10] Batsala Temple

[11] City Hall

[12] The Procession Route

[13] Pujari Math

[14] The Peacock Restaurant

[15] Sewage Collection Ponds

[16] Bhairavanath Temple

Mother Goddess Mandala Map

This is a Mandala of Bhaktpaur. It can be theorized as a cadastral sign-object.

Around the outside are Dikpala, or Lokapalas- these are gods of the cardinal points: (1) Indra is indicated by the saffron-color to the east, (2) Yama to the south is indicated by the dark blue, (3) Varunna to the West is grey, and (4) Kubera to the north is indicated by yellow. The image also shows Piga(n) dya: or mother goddesses-- Brahmani [A], Maheshvari [B], Kumari [C], Vaisnavi[D], Varahi[E]; Indrani [F]; Mahakali [G], and Mahalaksmi [H]] (see: [M{1-9}] on "main map." )





Maps


Mandala Map

Tourist Map

Government
Map


Pedestrian
Tour Map


Bhaktapur
Durbar Square


Tacapa Map


Satellite
Photograph



Kathmandu
Valley


Goddesses
Key | Bibliography | Maps

2001 Gregory Price Grieve , Site design by GDL Historical Laboratories. .