20 Famous Temples in Nepal


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20 Famous Temples in Nepal

Nepal is rich in religious and additionally social legacy. It is regularly called the home of Gods and Goddesses. Numerous national and universal explorers discover their way to a portion of the real religious destinations of Nepal. The list of top 20 temples of Nepal is given below:

  1. Pashupati temple

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most ancient Hindu temple in Nepal. It is also famous hindu temple in Nepal. Pashupati temple doesn’t need any introduction for those people following the Hindu religion. It is the most believed and significant temple for Hindu people. Mostly people come here to worship lord Shiva from different part of the world. It is also famous for monkey but it had been matured with local people living there. It lies in the river bank of Bagmati River. Only Hindu people can enter the temple premises while other are not allowed to enter the temple and can only can observe from other banks of bagmati temple. It is also listed in UNESCO world heritage site. It just located 5 km north from Kathmandu valley. It is design in pagoda style. In past, the roof of pashupati was made up of gold but slowly it has been stolen by people. In present, only the top part (gajur) is the remaining gold. It is mostly populated on shiva ratri the most big culture for Nepalese people. So it is the most famous temple for Hindu people.

Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath Temple Nepal: Biggest Temple of the Lord Shiva in the World
  1. Manakamana temple

Manakamana mandir is another famous hindu temple in Nepal. It is also another famous temple for Hindu people. It is located in gorkha district of Nepal. People go there to fulfill their wishes (bhakal) since 17th century. It has its one mystery. If we have to go from cable car then we have to go to kurintar which is just 10km north from mungling.we should cut ticket to go through cable. We can reach in manakamana after 10 minutes from the place where cable car is located from cable car.manamkamana also have derivation Mana means’heart’or ‘soul ‘and Kamana means ‘wish’ so it is called manakamana. it is located 106 km far from Kathmandu district. it was saying that it was built when farmer accidently hit stone and blood and milk came out of it .later it was declared as reincarnation of a Goddess  and huge was temple made there and in present it is manakamana. There are many hotels and lodges to stay who are from external world. Mostly Hindu people go for worship but now day’s people of other religions are also going there. It is also the best temple and can be identified by people living in Nepal.

Manakamana Temple
Manakamana Devi Temple of Nepal
  1. Dantakali temple

Dantakali temple is also the one of the best temple of Nepal. Old people or legend has told that it was established when a tooth of sati Devi fell here when shiva was carrying her death body rooming hereand there. ‘danta’means ‘teeth’ and ‘kali’ is form of ‘sati’it. So it is called dantakali temple. It liesorsituated in the middle hilchowk of vijaypur in dharan. All people living in Nepal know well information about dantakali temple. So it is also another popular and well known temple of Nepal.

Dantakali temple, Dharan
Dantakali temple, Dharan
  1. Changunarayan temple

ChanguNarayan temple is another famous hindu temple in Nepal. It is the architecture that made in golden medieval period of Nepal history. This temple is made in malla period.changunarayan temple is also listed in UNESCO world heritage site. It is situated about 8 miles east ward from Kathmandu district in bhaktpur.this temple is most culture developed temple in Nepal. Tourists from different nation come here to see this beautiful temple, which is situated in bhaktupur district of Nepal. It also helps in the economic development of the country by earning foreign currency from tourist. It has some mystery against its creation. But unto now nobody has told exact truth or if anybody has told it is not proved. It is the Hindu temple of Nepal.  It is crowed in festivals, culture other cultural activites.So, it popular temple of Nepal.

changunarayan temple Kathmandu Nepal
changunarayan temple Kathmandu Nepal
  1. Dakshinkali

It is said that dakshinkali is the temple of kali goodness. Dakshinkali is located approximately 13 -14 miles from Kathmandu vally.it is another famous temple of Nepal. it is said that dakshinkali came in existence after goodness kali appears in dream of malla king .malla king of 14th century had seen the dream. It takes 45 minutes from Kathmandu to go to dakshinkali .the road of dakshin kali is spiral. It is very difficult road to go there.Dakshinkali is very important for those who need blessing. It is believed that blessing of goodness kali make their wishes come true. So, people go there to fulfill their wishes.

Dakshinkali temple places to visit in Kathmandu Nepal
Dakshinkali temple
  1. Budhanilkantha temple, Kathmandu

It is also recognize by the place of peace and power. It is about 10 kilometer   from Kathmandu city. It lies in the base of shivapuri hill .it is the beautiful stone caving of Nepal. It is about to 15 kilometer from the Kathmandu vally. It is nearby the entering point of National Park Shivapuri the village of Budhanilkantha.it is the temple of Hindu people. Only Hindu people can touch the feet of Vishnu lying on the snake it is said that the sculpture is founded by farmer who is plouging the field who unknowingly cut a thumb from the status after that it start bleeding. it is trusted that the statue was found by an agriculturist furrowing his field who accidently cut of a thumb from the figure and it began dying. The Royals were confined from survey it for some awesome power averting it to happen each time they endeavored.

budhanilkantha temple Kathmandu
budhanilkantha temple Kathmandu
  1. Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath Stupa is both Hindu and Buddhist temple in Nepal. A brilliant tower delegated a funnel shaped lush slope; Swayambhunath Stupa is the most old and cryptic of all the heavenly sanctums in Kathmandu valley. Its grandiose white vault and sparkling brilliant tower are noticeable for some miles and from all sides of the valley. Chronicled records found on a stone engraving give confirm that the stupa was at that point a vital Buddhist journey goal by the fifth century AD. Its birthplaces in any case, date to a significantly prior time, well before the landing of Buddhism into the valley. A gathering of legends about the site, the fifteenth century Swayambhu Purana, recounts a supernatural lotus, planted by a past Buddha, which bloomed from the lake that once secured Kathmandu valley.

The lotus bafflingly transmitted a splendid light, and the name of the place came to be Swayambhu, signifying ‘Self-Created or Self-Existent’. Holy people, sages and divinities set out to the lake to love this extraordinary light for its energy in giving edification. Amid this time, the Bodhisatva Manjushree was contemplating at the sacrosanct heap of Wu Tai Shan and had a dream of the astonishing Swayambhu light. Manjushri flew over the mountains of China and Tibet upon his blue lion to love the lotus. Profoundly inspired by the energy of the brilliant light, Manjushri felt that if the water were depleted out of the lake Swayambhu would turn out to be all the more effectively available to human pioneers. With an extraordinary sword Manjushri cut a canyon in the mountains encompassing the lake. The water, depleting without end, left the valley of present day Kathmandu. The lotus was then changed into a slope and the light turned into the Swayabhunath Stupa.

Swayambhunath temple buddhist hindu places to visit in kathmandu Nepal picture

  1. Muktinath

It is arranged at a height of 3,710 m at the foot of the mountain Thorong La Mountain in Mustang locale. It is one of the greatest religious and vacationer goals of the nation. It holds criticalness for both the Hindu and Buddhist is arranged at a height of 3,710m at the foot of the mountain Thorong La Mountain in Mustang locale.

The sanctuary is little and contains a human-sized brilliant statue of Vishnu as Shri Mukti Narayana. Notwithstanding Mukti Narayana, the sanctuary has bronze pictures of Bhoodevi (the Earth-goddess type of Lakshmi), the goddesses Saraswati and Janaki (Sita), Garuda (the mount of Vishnu), Lava-Kusa (the children of Rama and Sita) and the Sapta Rishis (Seven Sages made by Lord Brahma). There is an old Buddhist priest display in the sanctuary and love is directed by Buddhist nuns.

  1. Guheswari temple

Kathmandu Nepal Guheswari sanctuary, additionally spelled Guhyeshwari or Guhjeshwari sanctuary is one of the adored blessed sanctuaries in Kathmandu, Nepal. This sanctuary is committed to Goddess Parvati. It is trusted that Lord Shiva meandered the world conveying the assortment of Sati after she consumed herself to death. Amid this procedure, her yoni, the female sexual image, fell at this place. Lord Pratap Malla assembled this sanctuary in the seventeenth century.The sanctuary name begins from guhya (surrender) and ishwari (goddess). Non-Hindus are not permitted to enter this temple.Guheswari Temple is situated close Pashupatinath sanctuary. It speaks to female power.

Guheswari temple, Kathmandu Nepal
Guheswari temple, Kathmandu Nepal
  1. Janakpur temple

As indicated by Vedic writing, the present Ram Janaki Temple in Janakpur is situated at the origin of Goddess Sita, consort of Lord Rama. As said in the considerable epic of the Ramayana, the range had a place with the domains of King Janak. The Ram Janaki Temple is a standout amongst the most heavenly places for Hindus. Different remnants of the eleventh and twelfth Century AD can be found. The sanctuary engineering is of a significantly later period; however its style is one of a kind; a mix of traditional and neo-established plan with components of stronghold inside a special ecological setting. The religious importance of the Ram Janaki Temple accommodates it steady upkeep and support. There are different ranges that are potential archeological destinations; however these have not been unearthed. The Ram Janaki Temple is a religious site and in this way in this regard can be contrasted with various comparative locales, for example, Lumbini World Heritage Site and Pashupati Monument Zone of Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Site. Yes, Janaki Temple is also known as Sita Ji temple in Nepal and India.

Janki Mandir temple Janakpur, Nepal
Janaki Mandir temple Janakpur, Nepal

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  1. In Nepal, religion permeates every facet of life with festivals, daily rituals, family celebrations and religious observances. At every step one can see temples and shrines, processions and devotional music. Although Nepal is famous as the world’s only Hindu Nation, it is an intricate and beautiful tapestry woven of Hinduism, Buddhism and other faiths loving together in tolerance and harmony.

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