The sculptural pillar located in the middle of King's Square is very distinctive among a pile of antique wooden carved dark pavilion style buildings. Under the white columns, you can see a lot of pigeons gathering in a relatively wide area. However, the surrounding environment as a whole is still difficult to describe, especially when it rains.
On the top of the original pillar, the king folded his hands together and sat cross-legged under the cobra umbrella. Unfortunately, the pillar broke during the 2015 earthquake and the statue on the top was damaged. Now only the bare stone pillars are visible. But we saw the pillar of King Pratapuma in Durbar Square in Bhaktapur.
In the square in front of the Jagannath Temple, there is a stone pillar with a height of more than ten meters. Above it is a bronze gilt statue of King Pratapu Mara. The statue of the king is peaceful and his hands are placed on the central throne. On the front and back are his three princes and two queens, respectively, there is a king cobra canopy on top
The temples on Durbar Square in Kathmandu are dominated by red brick buildings. The most important ones are Maju Dewa Temple, Shiva and Parvati Temples, Kumari Temple, Gyana Temple, Pratapumara King Column, Chasin Dega Temple, Hanuman Monkey God Palace, black Baila Buddha statue. . . The exquisite carving art on the building is dizzying.
This king’s pillar was built in 1670 during the time of King Pratabumara. On the pillar are the king, his two wives and five children, including a baby. There is a big cobra on the king's head. It is said to be a sacred animal that protects the king. It feels quite strange. I prefer the pigeons near the square, which flew in groups for a long time, and the photos taken are particularly flavorful. Feeding pigeons is also very interesting. We are holding bread in our hands, and a group of pigeons follows.