Pujari Math
Pujari Math
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Sandie K
Great Bookham, UK66 contributions
Couples
A visit to Nepal would not be complete without a trip to Bhaktapur, this beautiful city which is rich in architectural beauty, with amazing ancient Hindu and Buddhist religious sites, palaces and cool and quiet courtyards hidden behind doors set into the walls of winding and colourful streets. The temples are breathtaking and ornate and give one a sense of the spirituality that is so much a part of this amazing area of Nepal. Sit and have a drink in one of the roof top terrace bars and soak up the atmosphere, the colours, the smells and the sounds. A truly wonderful and historical city.
Written January 30, 2013
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,437 contributions
Friends
The Peacock window is the highlight of this place. It is still being reconstructed from the earthquake though.
Written November 19, 2018
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gangolli
Mysuru (Mysore), India275 contributions
Couples
The Pujari Math is located at Tachapal Tole just off the Dattatreya Sqare. It was built as a residence-cum-office for the priests of the Dattatreya Temple.

We walked to the Pujari math in search of the fabled 'Peacock Window'. It is in a narrow lane with the wooden Math building on your right with many exquisitely carved windows...

We walked right past it without noticing the Peacock window!!! :-)

Tip: The Peacock window is right above the shop named "Peacock Window Handicraft Centre".
Written April 19, 2015
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zettaGreece
Athens, Greece385 contributions
Like to be in a town living in the past ! It is just unique and amazing walking in the old city of Bhaktapur.
Written September 9, 2019
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Yogendra Rajkarnikar
Kathmandu, Nepal153 contributions
Family
Pujari math is just next to Dattatreya temple in Bhaktapur , which is 15 minutes walk East from Bhaktapur Durbar square. Beautiful Pujari Math is home for caretakers of Dattatreya temple. The prestigious job of priest is highly respected in society, that is the reason they are facilitied with beautiful house .This place is worth visiting for travelers to see craftsmen ships, traditional work carving of that period. Pujari Math date back to 14th century AD at the time of Malla dynasty.
Written May 24, 2016
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TennVee
Santa Rosa, Philippines365 contributions
A day trip will do not justice in visiting the Durbar Square, let alone Bhaktapur as a whole. This old town is simply full of history, particularly Newari. At the main town square, my friend and I sat on the paved floor and in front of us is this tall temple structure which seemed like it was reaching for the sky. Gazing at it in wonder, thinking how the men and women of the past built this temple without the benefit of 20th century machinery. It was truly breathtaking...more so when one gets to know the significance of this to the people of the area. It is recommended to have at least a 3-day stay to soak into the culture. Truly breathtaking.
Written February 6, 2012
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Jacque P
3 contributions
Friends
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.
Written September 20, 2019
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Marco Saaltink
Pokhara, Nepal40 contributions
Solo
Incredible designed and build. Pujari Math is rightly one of the highlights in Bhaktapur for tourists to see.
Written April 19, 2019
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Dilip S
Vadodara, India1,122 contributions
Couples
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 .

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Written February 14, 2019
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ohiowanderer
Columbus OH1,139 contributions
Friends
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.
Written February 7, 2019
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