Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu Valley

The Kathmandu Valley (Nepal Bhasa: स्वनिगः Svanigaḥ, Nepali: काठमाडौँ उपत्यका), located in Nepal, lies at the crossroads of ancient civilizations of Asia, and has at least 130 important monuments, including several places of pilgrimage for the Hindus and the Buddhists. There are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites within this valley. Historically, only the Kathmandu Valley was referred to as "Nepal" by people who lived outside the valley. After the annexation of the valley by the Gorkha kingdom, and subsequent conversion of the valley as the capital of their empire, this designation of "Nepal" was extended to every land they conquered. The valley itself was referred to as "Nepal Proper" by British historians.

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Kathmandu Metropolitan City - Climate
... regions have been deciphered in Nepal, out of which Kathmandu valley falls under the Warm Temperate Zone (elevation ranging from 1,200–2,300 metres (3,900–7,500 ... In the Kathmandu valley, which is representative of its valley’s climate the average temperature during the summer season varies from 28–30 °C (82 ... During 2013 coldwave, the winter temperatures of Kathmandu reaches in −4 °C (25 °F) and the coldest temperature is −9.2 °C (15.4 °F) in January 10, 2013 ...
Malla (Nepal) - History - Period of Three Kingdoms
... to rebel against this system of joint rule, seizing Kathmandu in 1484 and ruling there alone until his death in 1520 ... of Ratnamalla, conquered it in 1597 and united it with Kathmandu ... On his death, however, Kathmandu and Patan were given to different grandsons and again separated ...
Maharjan
... Newar castes or groups of Nepal, predominantly from Patan, Kirtipur, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu in Kathmandu Valley ... with original farmers(Kirat,Ahir) of the kathmandu valley and they were incorporated into jyapu community ... Maharjans or Jyapus are the indigenous people of Kathmandu Valley but now can be found throughout Nepal ...
Kathmandu Valley - Musical Inspiration
... Kathmandu is mentioned in the song "Cry Baby," by Janis Joplin ... Kathmandu is also mentioned in the song "Nobody Told Me," by John Lennon ... A Russian rock band Krematorij had a song titled "Kathmandu" on their 2000 album Three Springs ...
Patan, Nepal - History
... popular one is the legend of the God Rato Machhindranath, who was brought to the valley from Kamaru Kamachhya, located in Assam, India, by a group of three people ... a farmer who carried God Rato Machhindranath to the valley all the way from Assam, India ... The purpose of bringing the God Rato Machhindranath to the valley was to overcome the worst drought in the valley ...

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