Religious Sites in Kathmandu

Religious Sites in Kathmandu, Nepal

Religious Sites in Kathmandu

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  • Thomas W
    Texas9 contributions
    Boudhanath Stupa is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Kathmandu valley. A great stupa in the center of city. If you are traveling to Kathmandu, please do visit and spread the word around
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • alistair r
    14 contributions
    Many interesting things to see here, including the monkeys. Walk up the east ern steps for a great entrance.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • alistair r
    14 contributions
    The temple cannot be entered by non-hindus, but there are many other aspects of this site worth seeing, especially the cremations. Little pricy at R1,000 per person.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • loo c
    belgium257 contributions
    stunning place to explore around if you are in Kathmandu. If you are looking for small hike around the Kathmandu then this could be the best for you to explore around
    Written 9 March 2021
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  • Stephanie H
    8 contributions
    We walked from the main road up through the hills and fields, lovely escape from Kathmandu, so peaceful with fresh air and an interesting take on a historical stupa.
    Written 10 December 2021
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  • Rahul G
    Jodhpur, India213 contributions
    amazing temple. brings peace and a kind of vibration once you enter the premises. great art and architecture. blissful and serene place for blessings of the ma kali. . even in the times of covid, it is open for blessing seekers.
    Written 31 December 2020
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  • Sneha Prakash M
    Bengaluru, India32 contributions
    Located on the outskirts of Katmandu city, this place is also known as Jal Narayan. The temple hosts Lord Vishnu in the sleeping posture inside a pond. The uniqueness of the statue is that Vishnu is resting on his back on the serpant Adishesha rather than on his palm and sleeping side ways. The place has a special aura and is very calm and peaceful.
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • Yorgos F
    Doha, Qatar81 contributions
    One of this places who when you been there
    You travel back in time !!Try to visit it when is takin place the Shivaratri festival
    For sure is something different that time !!!
    Written 23 February 2020
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  • minnesotans4
    Saint Paul, MN2,631 contributions
    This ancient building houses the six year old “living goddess” revered by the people of Nepal. The kumari is carried whenever she leaves the building several times a year for religious ceremonies. She always wears red clothing. Each kumari is chosen based on 32 characteristics of physical perfection plus her horoscope. Once the child is accepted she remains indoors at all times except for religious ceremonies. Occasionally, she will briefly appear at the upper window. Pictures of her are strictly forbidden. We saw a crowd gathering in the small courtyard so we waited and around 11:00, she came to the window. She just looked in one direction for about 10 seconds and left.
    An interesting book to read entails a former kumari talking about her experience. Seemed like a lonely life for such a small child.
    Written 18 January 2020
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  • Isabella S
    Kathmandu, Nepal46 contributions
    Why is this place added twice here? Please fix. And also some locations are hard to find in this. Even with exact spelling from Google maps or such.
    Written 6 February 2022
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  • Karine V
    Loenhout, Belgium411 contributions
    Visiting this monastery gives you a nice impression of the well decorated interior of this traditional building. Also interesting to watch daily life of the monks.
    Written 10 July 2019
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  • AMAR S
    13 contributions
    this temple close inside but i very beautiful big temple .when i go to durbar square ,visit there many time .,i always visit jaganath temple take a rest in this temple for more then hours.this temple is best place to sit and relaxing peace give me
    Written 23 March 2022
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  • Trudi F
    Bunbury, Australia47 contributions
    Incredible, lots of stairs ..so be fit, there is a hand rail but still very hard climb ......it is worth it , incredible view ,love the pray wheels ...make sure you go the ring way ....right to left you spin them ....
    Written 29 December 2019
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  • Ajay Khadka
    Kathmandu, Nepal2 contributions
    Akash Bhairav

    The Aakash Bhairav temple at Indrachowk in Kathmandu is the residence of King Yalamber who is supposed to have achieved the power through tantric and is believed to be appearance of Lord Shiva, but like Banasura, he may possibly have been a disciple of lord Shiva.

    The Aakash Bhairav temple at Indrachowk in Kathmandu is the residence of King Yalamber who is supposed to have achieved the power through tantric and is believed to be appearance of Lord Shiva, but like Banasura, he may possibly have been a disciple of lord Shiva. Many such other add-ons are found in Nepali tradition of the story where Aakash Bhairav was involved in the Kurukshetra war. Akash Bhairav is a Hindu deity, regarded as the “god of the sky”, several large temples in Kathmandu are dedicated to him and also consider as a progenitor of the Maharjan caste, especially the peasant groups. Aakash Bhairav's head has an image that the Buddhists recognize as Buddha and the Hindus identify as Brahma, thus making the idol of Yalamber/Barbarika/Aakash Bhairav worship by everyone. The head of the Aakash Bhairav was excavated many hundred years ago in Kathmandu. The head now exists in a Hindu temple in Kathmandu which isn’t far-off from Durbar Square. It is taken out of the temple once in every year and is blessed by the Kumari- the living goddess lives nearby Kumari Chowk. Worshipping of the Bhairav is generally a symbol of protection and power. For eight continuous days during the celebrations in Indrajatra festival, the temple contains of decorated temple and the deity. This is follow by the Tantrik Puja, the Sagun Puja and the Kal Puja. The worshipper and the deity are held together in an exceptionally 'reciprocal' energetic. Akash Bhairav symbolizes protection and goodwill for the nation and its people as per the belief by the Nepalese people.

    #storytelling #historyofkathmandu #indrachoknewroad #kathmandu #nepal #nepaldiaries
    Written 9 August 2020
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  • jessy23goa
    Haifa, Israel27 contributions
    in the durbar square complex, this part was not damaged by the 2015 earthquake, a very powerful statue
    Written 3 September 2021
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