Rato Machhendranath Temple

Rato Machhendranath Temple, Patan (Lalitpur)

Rato Machhendranath Temple
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nik_0107
New Delhi, India620 contributions
Farmer's God
Sep 2016 • Couples
Heavily damaged by earthquake a few minutes walk from durbar square. IT is surrounded by old city with not too many tourists.
Written June 3, 2017
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goamazon
Kathmandu, Nepal235 contributions
More like visiting "Ancient Ruins"
Jul 2016 • Couples
Machhendranath Temple was largely destroyed by the Earthquake that hit Nepal just over a year ago. We came here to visit and see just what was left, and also to make a side trip to the nearby Karyabnayak Temple as-well. The feeling of being the only two visitors to the large open square, Villagers herding their ducks and goats through the old temple grounds actually added to the experience. I have always been a big archeology fan, so ruins excite me. These are relatively new, caused by a natural disaster, not time, although the original temples were in the 6-700 year old range. Visiting here is more of an exploration into the past. If a bunch of broken stones doesn't excite you much, I would skip this site. There's a lot of history , hundreds of small temples in the Kathmandu valley to explore. Most of the old shops and restaurants are gone, there is still one wood carver left here, turning out some beautiful HIndu and Bhuddist Statuary out of ancient pieces of wood that he imports from the Langtang region of Nepal. Worth the trip just to visit his shop.
Written July 26, 2016
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Kciff
Fox Island, WA1,016 contributions
Rato Machindranath - the farmer's god
Jun 2016 • Friends
The building of the chariot to carry the small red god in is an attraction on it own - taking about 1 month to complete. Rato Machindranath's temple is usually in Bungamati but it was destroyed in the earthquake. Now Rato resides in Patan. The rath, or chariot is pulled to various spots in patan according to tradition and only moves when the priests say it is time. People come every day to worship the god and give presents to him - often for fertility. This is an 800+ year old tradition that makes Nepal such a special place. There is no charge to see the chariot and experience a traditional event.
Written June 28, 2016
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swopnil-himalayan
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal134 contributions
Red Machhindranath Temple
Feb 2015 • Friends
located in south of kathmandu this temple is worth to visit. went there with friends last year and found that the art and architecture as amazingly made.
Written January 17, 2016
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Kciff
Fox Island, WA1,016 contributions
The Farmer's God
Sep 2015 • Friends
Rato Machhendranath's temple in Bungamati was destroyed by the earthquake. The little red god sits in his new chariot in Patan but where he will stay is not sure. A truly amazing sight.
Written September 30, 2015
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manoj s
50 contributions
Bhairab
Nepal's longest days chariot festival its began in first month of every year(B.S.) at patan(lalitpur) city. Rato machindranath is the God of rain .
Written April 20, 2015
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Doyel K
Kolkata (Calcutta), India422 contributions
Legendary
May 2014 • Solo
This is a place set just a few hundred feet from Durbar square. This place is famous for the prayers for Rain. There is a makeshoftbchariotnoutside the temple that is drawn through Patan in a ceremony to pray for rain.
Written February 24, 2015
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otolith
Southend-on-Sea, UK1,719 contributions
Just that bit off the tourist trail
Mar 2014 • Couples
In a little village called Bungamati we visited this little temple which sat in the middle of a quiet square. Besides the women thrashing mustard bushes, we were the only other people there and sat having tea with some locals. Such a great little find and enough off the beaten trail to be peaceful.
Written January 18, 2015
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Eamjay
Kathmandu, Nepal86 contributions
old city temple excellent environment
Jul 2012 • Couples
temple is surrounded by old city and we can also see traditionally made houses. whole area has a historical touch and it is very close to patan durbar square.
Written March 12, 2013
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