If you are foreigner, laying on the open grassland or in the mandap area, near the temple, then people will call you that s/he is meditating but if you are local (resident near to that area), then people do not hesitate to tell you a drunkard; who drank excessively and just laying there, for not being able to walk properly.
This is what we faced. I was near to the temple for some household chores. There was open space; may be the broken mandap; may be the place for Vishnu statue. And two of the foreigners (maybe couple; enjoying Nepal :)) were just lying and enjoying the warm sun in this cold winter. By the way, these days Kathmandu is really cold, on Monday it had dropped below O*C. As a human nature of following other, we just followed them. We also thought to enjoy the sun in this cold weather. I had my little brother with me. I was enjoying the sound of the people and ringing bells of the temple then I happen to take the power nap, which I enjoyed very much.
As I opened my eyes, those couples were taking photographs of the temple, my brother was busy with his phone. Then, as I was stretching my muscles, the little brother said to me, “did you just notice! those two women were looking at you so suspiciously as if you are a drunken person lying on the mandap”. I just smiled at him “khairey sutey meditation huney nepali sutey jadya huney hait”. From the corner of the temple, two policemen were watching all our activities.
Nepal marked Earthquake Safety Day this week. We faced massive earthquake in 2015 but the physical situation of the infrastructure today is almost same as it was a couple of weeks after the earthquake. I still remember the aftershocks that occurred while I was bathing. Physically, nothing restoration approach has been launched and implemented. Though it has been nearly 24 months of the earthquake and we are not feeling any major aftershocks these days. People are still in the tent, some people were able to make their home with their own effort. But most of the people are still in the rubble. I personally believe the process should go in super fast and furious way but who cares!! the poor are still in the hut, No one is able to hear their voice. The rich are busy for no reason. Who cares these cultural heritages! Are you telling about government, Are they still there! They just inaugurated some of the infrastructures and just vanished! Who cares I have earned my monthly salary, clicked some random photo, with iPhone and have a good home to stay happy.
By the way, I am still jobless and moneyless. I was just tryjng to satire those political leaders. I think my cv of failure will be much longer. I almost forgot to tell you the main thing, Changu Narayan is said to be the oldest temple in Nepal. The temple lies in the northeast corner of the Kathmandu Valley and offers the mesmerizing view of the valley. It is famous for its unique location, sculptures, and architectures. The first epigraphic evidence dating back to 464 A.D. shows that Changu Narayan was established in around 3rd century A.D. Ah, there is also the statue which you can see in NRs 10 note