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“sleeping budda” 4 of 5 stars
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Budhanilkantha
ca. 9 km sudlich von Kathmandu. | Narayanthan, Kathmandu, Nepal
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“sleeping budda”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

very famous temple in kathmandu.people say sleeping buddha is well.This in very peacefull & quite area of kathmandu.

Visited June 2013
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“"Om Namo Narayayana"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The reclining "Narayana Vishnu" statue, with the stories of it's origin, going back to more than 5000 years; situated 9.6 km away from Thamel, and takes only 22 minutes to reach there.

The Significance of this statue is the crossed legs which is resemble to Lord Krishna, who was apparently invited by the counterpart King of this region.

The 5 m long statue is at the middle of a pond filled with water. The maintenance is being done well daily basis with refilling new water; many thanks to the temple authority there.
There is no entrance fee to the premises.

The fragrance of incense and butter lamps make you a marvelous feeling. The Offerings (flower, fruits etc.) are done at the foot of the Statue. There are some pigeons hanging around to pick up the grains gives added significance.
Out court of the main premises there are some shrines dedicated to different Hindu Gods. There are some Sadhus/ priests with holy books, threads and tika powder sitting patiently untill a devotee get blessings from them. They cant mantras and put red tika on your forehead and put a thread around your wrist. You may do a donation as per your wish. ( As a frequent visitor I do 10 Rs.).
The flowers, fruits, lamps, and incense sticks are well displayed along the roadsides in plenty of stoles. You may get a basket of mixed offerings for 50 to 100 Rs. according to the size of the basket.
From Budhannilakantha one can proceed another 4.5 km uphill to get entry to the Shivapuri National Park and Dhamma Shringa, the Goenka International Vipassana Meditation Center.

Visited December 2012
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“Amazing site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Just could be cleaner and better maintained! The entrance could be better maintained so could the quarters and the Laxmi temple. It was raining when we went so it was a bit squishy/squashy to walk up to the main deity. Definitely wear sandals or flipflops.

Visited June 2013
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“Crying out for maintainance!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The place is nice and is a weekend get-away for both religious and recreational purpose. But with haphazard building constructions, demolished roads and scattered rubbish, this beauty looks lore like a ravaged beast!

Visited May 2013
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“won't believe until u visited”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

we visited expecting another visnu temple ,but this one was different.the biggest floating statue in the middle of a pond.u experiene a blessing glow from His face.u can take your own time.no long queue,no guards t o chase u.after worshiping we shopped for some souvenir in a shop.suddenly the old lady become sentimental,and presented a gift and asked for our blessing. we blessed her and enjoyed this rare honor.
by and large Nepalese simple and friendly

Visited June 2013
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