National Geographic : 1935 Mar
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Martin Hiirlimann GODS AND BEASTS LINE THE STAIRS TO THE TEMPLE OF THE FIVE STAGES Ten times as strong as man are the legendary heroes, on the lower landing, and each ten times stronger than the next below are the elephants, lions, griffins, and two goddesses at the top. Crowned by a bronze finial, the Dyapola Deval, highest building in Bhatgaon, was built by the illustrious Raja Bhupatindra Malla. It is said that he brought the first bricks for this building with his own hands to set his workmen a good example (see text, pages 337 and 346). 344 "