Kathmandu "City of Temple"

On   30th March, 2018

Kathmandu is the one of the smallest district however, highly population district in Nepal. This city has many service and facility that does not have in any other place. Kathmandu also have its own rich History and cultural important. While sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley we get some iconic and remarkable view of the temple which has their own beauty of traditional and culture importance. Around Kathmandu there are more than 200 biggest and smallest temples, where most of them are Hindu and Buddhist build in Pagoda.  Among them here is some of the most important temple around the valley which is also listed in UNESCIO world heritage site.


PASHUPATHINATH TEMPLE: - Dedicate to Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath is one of the most important religious sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva and also, the largest temple in Nepal. It stretches on both sides of the Bagmati River, which is considered Holy River. Only Hindus are allowed inside the gates of the main temple. The inner side has a Shiva lingam and outside sits the largest statue of Nandi the bull, the vehicle of Lord Shiva. There is hundreds of Shiva lingam with the compound.

The big maha Shivarati festival in spring attracts hundreds of thousand people from Nepal and India. Pashupatinath temple is one of the 8 UNESCO cultural Heritages sites of the Kathmandu valley. It is also cremation sites where the Hindu is performed from across the river from the hill visit pashupatinath Temple for an out of this world Heritages.

2.SWOYAMBHUNATH STUPA(MONKEY TEMPLE)-: Find  peace and prayer on the little small hill of Swayambhunath in the northwest of the Kathmandu valley. Also, known by the “monkey temple”, among visitors came here from abroad. It was built by King Manadeva and by the 13th century, Swayambhunath had developed in to an important center of Buddhist. This stupa is the oldest of its kinds in Nepal and has numerous worshipped and monasteries on its.

The stupa sits atop the hill and the epically steep stone steep leading up to the challenge. However, there is also a road going up almost to the top and you can drive up. Large number of Buddhist and Hindus alike visit swayambhunath throughout the day.  Swayambhunath is perhaps is the best place to observe religious harmony in Nepal.

3 PATAN DURBAR SQUARE-: Patan Durbar Square is situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. It is one of the durbars square in the Lalitpur. One of its attractions is the ancient royal palace where the Malla’s king of Lalitpur.

The durbar square floor is tiled with red bricks. There are many temples in the areas. The Malla kings old make important changes to the square most of the temple and idols in the area. The main temples are straight line opposite of the western face of the palace, the square are also holds from Newari residential houses. There are various other temples and structures in and around the Patan Durbar Square.

4. BHAKTAPUR DURBAR SQUARE-: Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the current town of Bhaktapur Which, lies 12 km east from Kathmandu valley. While the complex consist of at least four (Durbar square, Taumadhi Square, pottery Square and last is Dattaterya Square). The whole area in informally known as the Bhaktapur Durbar Square and is a highly visited sites in the Kathmandu valley.

The palace of fifty-five windows ((pachpanna jyale durbar) was built during the Malla king Bhupatindra Malla and Nyatapola temple is also located in Bhaktapur. This is biggest and highest pagoda of Nepal ever built with such architectural and artistic beauty.

5. CHANGUNARAYAN TEMPLE: - Changunarayan Temple is located on a high hilltop that is also known as Dolagiri. The temple was surrounded by forest and a small village known as change, the temple is located in changunarayan VDC of Bhaktapur District of Nepal. The Manahara River flows beside the hills. The shrine is dedicated to lord Vishnu and held in special reverence of the Hindu people. This temple is considered to be the oldest temple in the history of Nepal.

6. BUDHANILKANTH TEMPLE: -Budhanilkantha Temple located in Budhanilkantha, Nepal.  It’s built by Pratap Malla. Budhanilkantha is a Hindu open air temple dedicated to lord Vishnu. Budhasnilkantha Temple is situated below the Shivapuri hill at the northern end of the Kathmandu valley, and can identifiedby a large reclining statue of lord Vishnu. The temple’s man statue of Budhanilkantha as considered the large stone carving in Nepal.

Budhanilkanth temple as knows as Narayanthan Temple is situated in Kathmandu, though the temple is named budhanilkhantha. The statue symbolizes lord Vishnu, Who is regard as one of the Trimurti’s along with Bramha and Vishnu. Budhanilkantha Temple has become the sites where Haribodhini Ekadashi mela take place on the month of karthik (October – November), attended by thousand of pilgrims. It is the temple principal festival in celebration of the awakening of lord Vishnu from his long sleep.

7. BOUDHANATH STUPA-: It is one of the largest stupa in the Asia. The stupa is on the ancient trade route from Tibet which enters the Kathmandu valley by the village of Sankhu in the northeast corner, passes by Bouddha stupa to the ancient and smaller stupa of charumati stupa and turns directly south, heading over the Bagmati River to lalitpur thus, by passing the main city of Kathmandu. 


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