Kasthamandap Bhandar has been a traditional sweet and snack shop which was started by forefathers of current generation.
Since the time of Malla's Period in Nepal, the countries civilians were divided into several casts and these casts were allotted in such a way that each casts had their own work to do. Thus, Sweet Making were done by Rajkarnikar who were typically a Newari people who learnt the skills of making sweets to general public as well as the Royal families. Beginning from simple daily items like Swari, Jeri, Malpuwa, Sel to learning the skills of making Lakhamari from their own inheritance and available raw products. The simple Peda, Laddu and Barfi etc were created as time progressed.
Also few products were learnt from traveling to different parts of India or recruiting man power from there, like Lalmohan, Rasbary, Banarasi Peda etc
Below are some earlier photographs of the locality of how it looked few decades back.
In Front of Kasthamandap Temple West Side
Fruit Shop Near Kasthamandap Temple
Garud Statue east side in front of Kasthamandap Temple
View from Basantapur Side
Way to Bhindya
An Old Kasthamandap Temple
A Way to Basantapur and Kasthamandap from Hanuman Dhoka
People waiting for Chariots of Ganesh, Bhairab and Kumari from Singha Satah
An old Painting of Hanuman Dhoka. Credits written on Picture
An Old Painting of Kumari Ghar, and an old palace before it was destroyed and Gaddi Baithak was made instead. This art is of during a Holi season
Street vendors and shops at the back side of Kasthamandap Temple
Few Days old Photograph of Kaal Bhairab at Hanuman Dhoka
Kathmandu Ganeshsthan and way to Maruhiti. date written on picture
People selling fruits below the temple in front of Kasthamandap Temple Picture should be of around 1960s.
Houses Infront of Atka Narayansthan.
On the Way to Hanuman Dhoka from Indra Chowk. Taleju Temple is see on this picture.
First Film Hall of Kathmandu
Not Sure of Where this is but some claim to be just in front of Bhimsensthan
A Pencil Sketch of old Kasthamandap Temple.
And Finally the old shop where the current shop still remains
Picture above are from various sources and respected owners can claim their right or we can give them credit here if needed do write to us about it.