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Seto Macchendranath Temple

Address: Kel Tole | Old Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Ranked #37 of 60 Attractions in Kathmandu
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Southwest of Asan Tole, this important temple attracts both Buddhists and Hindus - Buddhists consider Seto (White) Machhendranath to be a form of Avalokiteshvara, while to Hindus he is a rain-bringing incarnation of Shiva. The temple's age is not known but it was restored during the 17th century. The arched entrance to the temple is marked by a small Buddha... More

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Sitrah, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I liked the structure there very much. Shortly its amazing. one of the best sight seeings of me.hope to have another visit soon

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

The Macchendranath is the god for the Hindus, for rain and good fertility of agriculture. In Nepal, where many people are affiliated to farming, the god is really helpful. The festival of Macchendranath is celebrated for 1 month in kathmandu, which is the longest festival in kathamandu.

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