Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Nepal 50 rupees 2007 - Goddess Kumari

New circulating commemorative:

"250th anniversary of the Hindu festival Kimari Jatra"



Obverse: Kumari temple where she lives (situated at Durbar square in the Kathmandu city), listed UNESCO World heritage Site. Legend above the temple reads "Sri Kumari Jatra 250" (= 250th year of Kumari festival), below the temple two dates: the left one is mint date VS2064, right date is when the festival started (Sambat 1127).

Reverse: fully dressed image of living Goddess Kumari at the center, above the legend is 'Sri Kumari', below is the denomination, left and right side has Nepal in Nepali and English.

(information and image by Wolfgang Schuster)

LINK: Central Bank of the Kingdom of Nepal
LINK: Kumari in Wikipedia

SPECIFICATIONS
Composition: CuNi
Diameter: 29.00 mm
Weight: 8.6 g
Edge: plain

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