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Jacque P wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a beautiful preserved piece of artwork. It took us a while to find it but it wad will worth the hike and the effort to see. The whole city was very interesting and filled with temples that displayed ancient art and artifacts. Our only disappointment was that the window was surrounded with signs encouraging people to go through a shop to get a better view of the window. From the ground you could not take a photo without including the signs.…
Date of experience: August 2019
zettaGreece wrote a review Sep 2019
Greece375 contributions92 helpful votes
Like to be in a town living in the past ! It is just unique and amazing walking in the old city of Bhaktapur.
Date of experience: May 2019
Marco Saaltink wrote a review Apr 2019
Pokhara, Nepal40 contributions1 helpful vote
Incredible designed and build. Pujari Math is rightly one of the highlights in Bhaktapur for tourists to see.
Date of experience: March 2019
Dilip S wrote a review Feb 2019
Vadodara, India1,094 contributions1,047 helpful votes
Pujari Math was constructed by Gosain Guribaksha Giri , one of the disciples of Sankaracharya School ofThoughts , from Mahurgarh , India during the reign of Viswa Malla in 1548 – 1560 . During the Malla and Early Shah periods , Gosain merchants were very active in trades among India , Nepal and Tibet . Due to its Tibetan connection , through Gosain merchants , the Math annually received ten grammes offerings each of gold and silver , one horse , one woollen carpet , three hundred and sixty five pieces of walnuts , and two hundred and sixteen rupees in cash from the Tibetan Government . The first mahant of the Math was Gosai Gurubaksha Giri himself . His throne is well naintained even today alongwith his agnipatra , kamandal ( water vessel ) and linen on the first floor . The four storeyed Math , with a perimeter of about thirty four meters along north south direction & twenty three meters along east west direction and having a height of eleven meters ( excluding the fifteen meters height of the pagoda ) , is arranged around three courtyards . All these courtyards are decorated with richly carved pillars , windows , etc . The main doorway of the Math is the example of Master Craftsmanship in figure and ornamental carvings . The doorframe richly decorated has at its centre a tiny Shiv seated on his throne . A Garud holding two Nagas moving in opposite directions in endless coils in his claws , overlooks the Shiv and the people entering the Math . Then there are Ashtamangalas ( Eight auspicious symbols of Hindu and Buddhists ) flanked on both sides by the Sun and the Moon . Then there are two figures of Vishnu and Ganga and Yamuna . At the bottom , there are two Bhairavs . The eastern side of the Math is decorated with various types of peacock windows . Its most famous feature – the superb 15th-century Peacock Window , widely regarded as the finest carved window in the valley – is still intact . The best preserved window shows the body of the peacock at the centre with outspread feathers serving the fillings in the circular window . ,…
Date of experience: November 2018
ohiowanderer wrote a review Feb 2019
Columbus OH1,089 contributions404 helpful votes
You could miss this window without someone to point it out. But it is interesting to see this famous piece of history, untouched by the earthquake. There are souvenir shops here too, and somehow I ended up buying a trinket.
Date of experience: June 2018