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Famous Temples of Kathmandu, Nepal

There are several religious places in Kathmandu and sightseeing of these religious places of Kathmandu is famous worldwide. Some temples of Kathmandu are recognized as UNESCO world heritage site of Kathmandu.

  Akash Bhairav temple of Kathmandu, Nepal

Built in the 12th century, the temple is believed to have preserved Akash Bhairav, a ferocious manifestation of Lord Shiva. The temple is a three-storey temple which lies in the main market avenue called Indra Chowk. This temple looks very beautiful because of a hanging balcony, the tiled roofs, golden painted and latticed windows and an artistic doorway.

  Pashupatinath temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site) of Kathmandu, Nepal

Pashupatinath temple which is none other than the temple of Lord Shiva is located 5 km east of Kathmandu. The temple is regarded as one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. The temple which is a two-tiered pagoda having golden roofs and silver doors houses the sacred linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva. History says that the temple is existing before 400 A.D. On the banks of the Bagmati River near the Pashupatinath Temple is Guheswari, where, according to mythology, a portion of Sati Devi, Lord Shiva’s wife, fell when a heartbroken Shiva walked in a meaningless way across the earth carrying her dead body on his shoulders following her self-immolation.

  Dakshinkali, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dakshinkali a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali is four kilometers further south of Pharping on the rim of the valley. On Tuesdays and Saturdays this holy place is mainly crowded because on this day the animal sacrifices are offered to the deity. On the very way to the Daksinkali lies the Chobhar gorge. History says that by cutting an opening here the Bodhisatva Manjushree succeeded in draining out the lake which once covered the valley. On the top of a hill is a small but pretty and pictorial temple of Adinath from where one can have a panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains.

  Shesha Narayan, Kathmandu, Nepal

Shesha Narayan representing one of the four Narayans of the Kathmandu Valley is a temple located between Chobhar and Dakshinkali. The other three Narayans are Visankhu Narayan of Patan, Changu Narayan of Bhaktapur and Ichangu Narayan of Kathmandu.

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