National Geographic : 1935 Mar
348 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Martin Hirlimann COUNTLESS POTTERY GIFTS HONEYCOMB THE FACADE OF A WELL-LOVED TEMPLE Bells play an important part in Nepalese architecture. Here ropes of them strung across the doorway and those hanging in a row from the eaves await a favorable wind to set them tinkling. Intricate Newar carvings are almost completely obscured by the mass of offerings that litter the walls. Two grotesque lions flank the stairs in the courtyard. Although the sanctuary is Buddhist, it is also visited by Hindus. The devout bring flowers to be blessed with water and then worn in the hair.