National Geographic : 1920 Oct
258 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE A A VIEW OP THE VISHNU TEMPLE OF CHANGU-NARAIN By a swing around nearly fifty miles in the vicinity of Khatmandu the pious pilgrim may visit the four shrines of Narain. The Changu shrine is the most frequented. Climbing the seemingly endless stairs is an essential part of the tribute to this deity, but the worshiper must be careful to avoid one step, which bears the sacred emblem of The Eye. Note the leaning figures beneath projecting eaves of the roof. By these the Nepal architect seeks to avoid a top-heavy effect which otherwise might result from the massive coverings he uses.