People clear rubble in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, a Unesco World Heritage Site, after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake ripped through large parts of Nepal in April, 2015. Astrology is being used to guide the ongoing restoration programme in Kathmandu. Photo: AFP People clear rubble in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, a Unesco World Heritage Site, after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake ripped through large parts of Nepal in April, 2015. Astrology is being used to guide the ongoing restoration programme in Kathmandu. Photo: AFP
People clear rubble in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, a Unesco World Heritage Site, after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake ripped through large parts of Nepal in April, 2015. Astrology is being used to guide the ongoing restoration programme in Kathmandu. Photo: AFP

Kathmandu’s earthly monuments, damaged by earthquakes, rise again with help of the stars in heaven

  • In Kathmandu, restoration work began months after devastating 2015 earthquakes that flattened many of the Nepali capital’s heritage monuments
  • Astrologer Keshav Mangal Joshi’s job is to find the most auspicious days to start building, so everything can go as smoothly as possible

Topic |   Nepal
People clear rubble in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, a Unesco World Heritage Site, after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake ripped through large parts of Nepal in April, 2015. Astrology is being used to guide the ongoing restoration programme in Kathmandu. Photo: AFP People clear rubble in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, a Unesco World Heritage Site, after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake ripped through large parts of Nepal in April, 2015. Astrology is being used to guide the ongoing restoration programme in Kathmandu. Photo: AFP
People clear rubble in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, a Unesco World Heritage Site, after a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake ripped through large parts of Nepal in April, 2015. Astrology is being used to guide the ongoing restoration programme in Kathmandu. Photo: AFP
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