Tag: temples in nepal

Janaki Temple

Janaki temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to godess Sita residing in Janakpur. This Janaki mandir or temple was built by Queen Brisa Bhanu Kunwari of Tikamgarh, in 1910 and the total cost in constructing this ever beautiful temple was nine hundred thousand rupees(nine lacks), so this temple was named on its construction cost, as Nau Lakha mandir or temple of nine lakh rupees.

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Budhanilkantha temple

Budhanilkantha temple is housing a large sleeping statue of Lord Vishnu which is considered as the largest stone carving of Nepal. This large sleeping statue of Lord Vishnu, which is black in color, is made up from a single block of black basalt and is resting over water pool which is thirteen meters (42.65 feet) long and the statue itself is five meters long. This Licchavi-style statue of Lord Vishnu was made in the 7th or 8th century in the Licchavi period

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Dakshinkali Temple

Dakshinkali temple is dedicated to the goddess Kali “the black one”, with a large tongue protruding out and red dark eyes, adorned with skull necklace in her neck. She is also known as Kali maa normally. She is the only Hindu goddess who is blood thirsty and to accomplish her thirst pilgrims sacrifice animals like chicken, pigeons sheeps, ducks, goats, and travel with them uphill to the temple.

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Muktinath Temple

Muktinath Temple is a spiritual place for both Hindus and Buddhists located at a height of about 3,710 meters. Temple contains the statues of Vishnu and Shri Mukti Narayana, who are worshiped by the pilgrims. There are also the bronze images of other goddesses like Bhoodevi, Saraswati, Janaki (sita), Garuda, Lava-kusa, Sapta Rishis and a lot others, watching whom you get a great feeling. This place is opened throughout the year.

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Manakamana Temple

Manakamana temple is located on a hill which itself is 1300- meter high, it is above the sea level and one can see the river valley of Trisuli easily from this temple. The enchanting views of Manaslu-Himachali and Annapurna ranges can also be seen easily to the north of the temple. The Manakamana temple is almost 105 km away from Kathmandu and 90 km East from of Pokhara.

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Changu Narayan temple

Changunarayan temple is of great importance as it is the oldest temple located in the Kathmandu valley and number two; it is enclosing a huge statue or idol of Lord Vishnu with ten heads and ten arms, which was built in 5th century. After entering the temple you feel like if it is a house of statues as it is enclosing a lot of statues within it, especially of Lord Vishnu as Narayan which is also known as Narsinga, a must to watch, and as Vikrantha/Vamana, which is a six armed sculpture. Each statue has its own story. Garuda , built in 5th century, who kneels down with his hands folded, and is covered by red powder and tikka because of a special festival. This beautiful statue is resting in between a golden colored doorway in the Changu Narayan temple.

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