Ram Chandra Temple

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Ram Chandra Temple information

Kathmandu , Nepal
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Reached through an innocuous entryway to the south of the Bhimsen Temple, this courtyard is named after Ram, an incarnation of Vishnu and the hero of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana . This small temple is notable for the tiny erotic scenes on its roof struts; it looks as if the carver set out to illustrate 16 different positions, starting with the missionary position, and just about made it before running out of ideas (there’s one particularly ambitious, back-bending position).

The north side of the courtyard is used as a cow stable, highlighting the wonderful mix of the sacred and profane in Nepal!