Nepal – A Country is Called the Land of Temples

This post is about country Nepal, a south Asian country.  नेपाललाई किन मन्दिरहरुको देश भनिन्छ ? This post is providing the questions like which country is called the Land of Temples? Which country is known as the land of temples?

Yes, Nepal is known as the country of land of temples. Nepal is called the land of temples. Here we have some facts about knowing the recognition in the globe. Let’s ready to know the reasons to say Nepal is a country of the land of temples.

We all know that Nepal is a country of Lord Buddha’s  birthplace. Because Lumbini is located in Nepal. We all know that Nepal is a country of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. There are many things that are recognition of Nepal. But now we are going to talk about another recognition in the world that is Nepal is a land of temples.

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Nepal – Some facts about a Country Nepal

The Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal is locked by Tibet towards North and by India towards East, south and west. So, this is realized as a land locked country, since a longtime. Although there was a religious (mostly Hinduism) conformity since thousands of years.


Let’s have a look about some facts about country Nepal. It helps you to prove the Nepal is a country of land of temples.

Nepal is divided into Development regions. The name of 5 development regions are as follows:

1.    Eastern Development region
2.     Mid Development region
3.     Mid Western Development region
4. Western Development region
5. Far Western Development region

Likewise, Nepali is divided into 14 zones as Administrative division. Like the zones, there are 75 districts in Nepal under these 14 zones. There are more than 4000 Village development Committees under these 75 districts.

Total number of Zones in Nepal: – 14
Total number of Districts in Nepal: – 75
Total number of Village development Committees in Nepal: – 4000 (Approx.)
Landscape of Nepal

Landscape of country Nepal is from east to west.
Climate and Temperature of Nepal

Climate and Temperature of Nepal are on average 5°c to 30°c.
Total Population – 26.4 Million
Altitude – 66m. to 8848 m.
Official Language -Language Script Other Languages. 70 types of dialects and local languages
Ok, these are some facts about country Nepal.

  • Which country is called the Land of Temples?
  • Which country is known as the Land of temples?


Nepal – A Country is Called the Land of Temples

If you visit the temples of Nepal around Palace Square, the magnificence of their exquisite architecture and art arouses a kind of internal wonder in us. You will get more than 100 temples around the Palace square only. If you visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, you will get more than 200 small and big temples around the square only.


If you visit the Pashupatinath temples of Nepal, you will see more than 100 big and small temples inside and around the Pashupatinath temple area. Likewise If you visit the Swayambhunath temple of Nepal, you will get more than 50 temples inside and around the Swayambhunath Stupa area.

Likewise If you go to the Lalitpur Durbar Square or Patan Durbar Sqare, you will be wondered to see the hundreds of temple of Hindus God and Goddess. Last but not least, Likewise If you visit the Bhkatpur Durbar Square of Nepal, you will get more than 100 temples inside and around the Bhaktapur Durbar Square area.

I have visited most of parts of Nepal during some years. I have seen thousands of temple in Nepal.

In ancient time, say, some decades years back, there are more numbers of temples than the households in Kathmandu valley.

At this time, I normally  have a habit of  drawing contemplative ideas from foreign friends. They tell me that our temples and shrines are really valuable and very beautiful. The iconography, the temple architecture, images of Gods and Goddesses, the meaning of shrines   and  the  secrets   of religious  disciplines are  really interesting for research, according to their version. But the only problem is to maintain all these world heritages or national heritage  sites.

This  is  the main  serious  task for Nepalese society, in their opinion. Not only the temples and shrines of God and Goddesses but also the customs, behaviour, life style and the attitude of the Nepalese people are also unique in the sense that they cannot see them in other parts of the world.

Really a foreigner comers enjoy the diversity of Nepal in such a way that a visitor comes to Nepal not to see a new town, a big family doing modernized work, university and the city of new activities, but to have to visit recognition of Shiva, Vishnu, including religions of different communities under the cool shade of the Himalayas and to hills with warm sun light.

They feel better relaxation with the panoramic  view  of  Nepal   with   a  large  number  of rural communities which are scattered everywhere. They know the Nepalese societies have no uncountable wants to make their life always unsatisfied. They always have the satisfaction with limited wants. These rural poor are very rich in wisdom and noble pride.

They made this country a land of temples or a Iand of festivals. Most of the people, more than 80%, depend upon the old agricultural system. They produce a little amount of good crops, fruits and other edible things. In leisure time from agricultural work, they go to the temple to pray or to worship the gods and goddesses. They realize that they have 330 million gods as the herald of the sanatan culture.

Sanatan, meaning Universal, is the word that can be used synonymously with the ultimate  of Hinduism.  The  word  “Hindu”  is  very  closed connected to Hindustan rather than with Nepali or Nepal, the visitor can try to understand the Nepal’s lifestyle, beliefs and the method of worship. This is the ancient value of Nepalese religious philosophy that has been handed down from the past.

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Name of temples Located inside the Kathmandu valley
1Pashupatinaath Mandirपशुपतिनाथ मन्दिर
2Swoyambhunaath mandirस्वयम्भूनाथ मन्दिर
4Asok Binaayakअशोक विनायक
5Kaaryabinaayak Templeकार्यविनायक मन्दिर
6Mahadev Parvati Templeमहादेव पार्वती मन्दिर
8Naradevi Templeनरदेवी मन्दिर
9Raktakali Templeरक्तकाली मन्दिर
10Pachalee Vairabhपचली भैरव
11Taleju Vawani Templeतलेजु भवानी
12ShoVa Vagwati templeशोभा भगवती मन्दिर
13Vadrakali Templeभद्रकाली मन्दिर
14Mahadev Templeमैतिदेवी मन्दिर
15Bhairava Kaal Vairabकालभैरव
16Batuk Bhairab Mandirबटुक भैरव मन्दिर
17Guheswori Templeगुह्येश्वरी मन्दिर
18Vagwatibahaal Templeभगवतीबहाल मन्दिर
19Sankata mandirसंकटा
20Mahankal mandirमहाकाल
21Chabahil Ganesh Templeचाबहिल गणेश मन्दिर
22Akash Bhairab Templeआकाश भैरव मन्दिर
23Buddhanilkantha Templeबुद्धनीलकण्ठ मन्दिर
24Nil Barahi Templeनीलबाराही मन्दिर
25Dakshinkali Templeदक्षिणकाली मन्दिर
26Krishna Mandirकृष्ण मन्दिर
27Banglaamukhi templeबंगलामुखी मन्दिर
28Kumveshwar Mandirकुम्भेश्वर मन्दिर
29Taleju Mandir (Lalitpur)तलेजु मन्दिर
30Jal Binaayakजल विनायक
31Tika Bhairab (Lalitpur)टीका भैरव
32Karya Binayakकार्य विनायक
33Changunarayan Templeचांगुनारायण मन्दिर
34Suryabinayak mandirसूर्यविनायक मन्दिर
35Jalbinayak mandirजलविनायक मन्दिर
36Siddhibinayak mandirसिद्धिविनायक मन्दिर
37Nyatapol mandirन्यातपोल
38Taleju mandirतलेजु
39Brahmayani Dyochhenबम्ह्रायणी धोँ छेँ
40Dattatraya mandirदत्तात्रय मन्दिर

Name of temples Located Outside the Kathmandu Valley

1Chandeshwari mandir(चण्डेश्वरी मन्दिर
2Bhagwati mandir(भगवती मन्दिर
3Narayan mandir(नारायण मन्दिर
4Manakamana mandirमनकामना मन्दिर
5Banaskhandi Devi mandir 
6Bindhabasini templeविन्धबासीनी मन्दीर
7Talbarahi tempaeतालबाराही मन्दीर
8Kalika templeकालीका मन्दीर
9Janaki Mandirजानकी मन्दीर
10Ram templeराम मन्दीर
11Janak templeजनक मन्दीर
12Sankat Mochan templeसंकट मोचन मन्दीर)
13Shiva templeशिव मन्दीर
14Devaghaat templeदेवघाट मन्दीर
15Bageshwori templeबागेस्वरी मन्दीर
16Kalikaa templeकालीका मन्दीर
17Daaunne Devi templeदाउन्ने देबी मन्दीर
18Deutibajayai templeदेउती बज्यै मन्दीर
19Kakrebihar Mandirकाक्रेविहार मन्दीर
20Muktinaath mandirमुक्तीनाथ मन्दीर
22Bageshwaree templeबागेश्री मन्दिर
23Gadimaai mandirगढीमाई
24kaalinchok vagabati templeकालिन्चोक भगवती मन्दिर


Why is Kathmandu called a city of temples?

Here in the valley, Hinduism and Buddhism have coincided for quite a long time, the two religions blending with one another and now and again apparently indivisible. Normally, the valley visits take you to the significant sanctuaries and stupas with visits to castles and exhibition halls in between.

The social and strict prosperity of Kathmandu is indefinable in simple words. The little city lived by right around 1,000,000 individuals is likewise a home to four UNESCO world legacy destinations notwithstanding other endless strict and authentic locales.

Travelers can visit the Kathmandu Durbar square where the incomparable Malla rulers once lived hundreds of years back. Guests can wonder about the structures of the days of yore remarkable to Nepal finished with lavishly planned woodcrafts complementing the strict centrality in the lives of people of yore and the measure of modesty they appeared to nature and the divine beings.

They can visit the celebrated ‘the monkey sanctuary’, the Bouddhanath, and the magnificent Pashupatinath sanctuary. Vacationers can meander in the roads with no dread among the basic people and appreciate the city. The weaves through the unending solid structures and commercial center with individuals rearranging persistently staying out of other people’s affairs.

Kathmandu is one and only city on the world that comprises of seven world heritage sites around. It comprises of world-celebrated social locales like Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Buddhanilkantha, Changunarayan, Basantapur Durbar Square and some more.

  • Kathmandu Durbar square:

Kathmandu Durbar Square lies in the core of the city. Locally it is otherwise called Hanuman Dhoka royal residence. It involves enormous Royal Square monumental an assortment of sanctuaries committed to various Hindu god and goddesses.

The Kathmandu Durbar Square also has the palaces of the Malla and Shah dynasty who ruled over the city. It is known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, a name got from a sculpture of Hanuman, the monkey aficionado of Lord Ram, at the passage of the castle.

Near the Kathmandu durbasr square, there are different temples situated for the devotees of different beliefs and traditions.

  • Boudhanath Stupa:

The stupa is generally visited as it is the Center of Buddhist people group, the sanctuary demonstrations to speak to solidarity and harmony and to look for priest’s gifts. The nearby Buddhist sanctuary merits visiting as there is a pleasant perspective on Stupa from its rooftop. Around the lovely Buddhist music inside the Stupa, you feel as though you went into a totally unique world.

  • Swayambhunath:

Swayambhunath sanctuary is most generally known as the monkey sanctuary. It is one of the significant milestones of Kathmandu city. This sacrosanct explorer site is likewise home to many monkeys thought about blessed to Tibetan Buddhists and Hindus.

The hanging beautiful colorful flags over the stupas make for a totally shocking sight. This stupa is the most oldest of its kind in Nepal and has various holy places and religious communities on its premises. Behind the peak is a sanctuary committed to Manjusri or Saraswati – the Goddess of learning.


Chaityas, sculptures, and hallowed places of Buddhist and Hindu divinities fill the stupa complex. The base of the slope is essentially encircled by petition haggles. Devotees can be seen circumambulating the stupa consistently.

  • Pashupatinath temple:

In the event that you are in Kathmandu, a visit to Pashupatinath temple is an absolute necessity. It is perhaps the most religious spots for Hindu enthusiasts. Situated in the banks of Bagmati River, Pashupatinath temple is the biggest temple in Nepal.

It is considered the most seasoned and the holiest temple of Lord Shiva and is additionally recorded on the UNESCO world heritage site. Around the Pashupatinath temple, many small temples of different gods and goddesses are located that attracts the devotees of different belief and traditions. The Hindu cremation site alongside the Bagmati river also attracts many devotees for the beliefs and traditions.

  • Budhanilkanta

Arranged at the foot of the Shivapuri Hill at the northern finish of the Kathmandu valley, Budhanilkantha Temple is an outside Hindu sanctuary committed to Lord Vishnu.

The sanctuary is perceived by its enormous sculpture of a leaning back Lord Vishnu. The name Budhanilkantha, signifies “old blue throat”, and really alludes to Lord Vishnu, to whom the sanctuary is dedicated.The most interesting thing about the sculpture at Budhanilkantha Temple is that it seems, by all accounts, to be a stone sculpture that drifts on the water of the pool.

Because of the strict essentialness of the sculpture and its hallowed nature, logical assessment has been restricted. It is accepted that the stone is a type of silica, like pumice rock from magma, with an amazingly low thickness.

In any case, this doesn’t clarify how the sculpture figures out how to drift on the water, and the wonder has interested mainstream researchers in Southeast Asia for quite a long time.

  • Dakshinkali temple

Committed to Hindu Goddess Kali, the Dakshinkali Temple is a holy spot for Hindus where creatures like cockerels and uncastrated goats are relinquished for the satisfaction of wishes and prosperity of the family. These customs are typically done on Tuesday and Saturday, however the best an ideal opportunity to notice these ceremonies is the Dashain Festival, which for the most part falls in October.

During the celebrations, Dakshinkali sanctuary is wonderfully enriched, countless slow down selling various types of things are set up, and a great many admirers go to the celebration and partake in the excessive ceremonies. Cameras are permitted inside the sanctuary.

Kathmandu is one of those spots on the world whose standing goes before itself. Securely ensured by the support of powerful green slopes, the Kathmandu valley is a land socially, strictly and generally rich.

It is where the god lives; it is a city of sanctuaries, stupas and incalculable strict landmarks; it is a capital of history where people of yore lived; or more all, it is a place that is known for harmony and gladness where petitions are constantly recited, and advertises loaded up with blissful giggling.

The temples, monuments belonging to different religion reflects the cultural diversity existing on the Kathmandu city makes it the city of temples.

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