Religious Sites in Kathmandu

Religious Sites in Kathmandu, Nepal

Religious Sites in Kathmandu

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  • Happy Mountain Nepal
    Kathmandu, Nepal2 contributions
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    The most Beautiful places in Kathmandu!! Mighty stupa is Surroundings by shops, hotels, cafes & business. Very rich for spiritual energy ❤️❤️
    Written February 25, 2024
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  • Global Nepal Treks
    Nepal13 contributions
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    Embark on an enlightening journey with Global Nepal Trekking to explore the iconic Swyambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, nestled atop a hill overlooking the bustling city of Kathmandu. As you ascend to this sacred site, our experienced guides will accompany you, sharing fascinating insights into its history, culture, and significance.

    Swyambhunath is one of the oldest and most revered Buddhist stupas in Nepal, dating back over 2,000 years. Its gleaming white dome and gilded spire, adorned with the all-seeing eyes of Buddha, stand as a beacon of spirituality and enlightenment. Legend has it that the valley was once a lake, and the hill upon which Swyambhunath now stands emerged as a lotus flower, symbolizing the creation of the universe.
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • Tenrai
    Peterborough, UK161 contributions
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    A beautiful experience and a must visit place to worship if you are in Kathmandu or in Nepal.
    You will see and explore the richness of Nepalese l, hindu culture and of course the journey of life and death-in aryaghat.
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Enrique M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The place is unique and courses are very interesting. You end looking at the inner part of yourself.
    Written September 6, 2023
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  • Keith Muller
    Mestre, Italy8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an incredible place to visit and be inspired. Located in a nice neighborhood and without the crowds we found elsewhere. Very neighborly and friendly area.
    Written February 14, 2024
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  • minnesotans4
    Saint Paul, MN2,847 contributions
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    This ancient building houses the six year old “living goddess” revered by the people of Nepal. The kumari is carried whenever she leaves the building several times a year for religious ceremonies. She always wears red clothing. Each kumari is chosen based on 32 characteristics of physical perfection plus her horoscope. Once the child is accepted she remains indoors at all times except for religious ceremonies. Occasionally, she will briefly appear at the upper window. Pictures of her are strictly forbidden. We saw a crowd gathering in the small courtyard so we waited and around 11:00, she came to the window. She just looked in one direction for about 10 seconds and left.
    An interesting book to read entails a former kumari talking about her experience. Seemed like a lonely life for such a small child.
    Written January 18, 2020
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  • Neerav B
    Jaipur, India3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Takes around two hrs from Kathmandu, located at good height, peace , calmness tranquility.

    Plan along with nagarkot, bhaktapur.
    Written January 6, 2024
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  • Laxmi B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful maind this temple, very much like this temple, and Orissa state, and colour ful joy. Cool Peace
    Written May 28, 2023
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  • sofia
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surronding is beautiful and its a good hiking place however the monastry itself was closed for public hence i couldnt enter.
    I wanted to also share that the road lays next to the complex gets abonded for few meters, unfortunately I got insulted by a person who was riding a motor bike on the narrow road. I keep travelling to nepal weekly bases and never something like this happened to me before, its a safe place in general . just be careful if ladies walking alone there as it gets deserted at one point and there was noone around on top the hill
    Written March 9, 2023
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  • loo c
    belgium298 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s great to see the countryside just travelling 20 minutes from the centre of the city. Lots of gods and lots of things happening here most place to go
    Written February 18, 2023
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  • Raghu4Travel
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old temple of Vajrayogini, to travel through narrow village roads and wheat fields, up the hill. Went in Toyota Hiace, but a 4 wheel drive vehicle would be better. To walk by foot some 500 steps to reach temple. The main temple is intact, adjacent structures damaged during the earthquake are being rebuilt.
    Written May 15, 2019
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  • Ajay Khadka
    Kathmandu, Nepal2 contributions
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    Akash Bhairav

    The Aakash Bhairav temple at Indrachowk in Kathmandu is the residence of King Yalamber who is supposed to have achieved the power through tantric and is believed to be appearance of Lord Shiva, but like Banasura, he may possibly have been a disciple of lord Shiva.

    The Aakash Bhairav temple at Indrachowk in Kathmandu is the residence of King Yalamber who is supposed to have achieved the power through tantric and is believed to be appearance of Lord Shiva, but like Banasura, he may possibly have been a disciple of lord Shiva. Many such other add-ons are found in Nepali tradition of the story where Aakash Bhairav was involved in the Kurukshetra war. Akash Bhairav is a Hindu deity, regarded as the “god of the sky”, several large temples in Kathmandu are dedicated to him and also consider as a progenitor of the Maharjan caste, especially the peasant groups. Aakash Bhairav's head has an image that the Buddhists recognize as Buddha and the Hindus identify as Brahma, thus making the idol of Yalamber/Barbarika/Aakash Bhairav worship by everyone. The head of the Aakash Bhairav was excavated many hundred years ago in Kathmandu. The head now exists in a Hindu temple in Kathmandu which isn’t far-off from Durbar Square. It is taken out of the temple once in every year and is blessed by the Kumari- the living goddess lives nearby Kumari Chowk. Worshipping of the Bhairav is generally a symbol of protection and power. For eight continuous days during the celebrations in Indrajatra festival, the temple contains of decorated temple and the deity. This is follow by the Tantrik Puja, the Sagun Puja and the Kal Puja. The worshipper and the deity are held together in an exceptionally 'reciprocal' energetic. Akash Bhairav symbolizes protection and goodwill for the nation and its people as per the belief by the Nepalese people.

    #storytelling #historyofkathmandu #indrachoknewroad #kathmandu #nepal #nepaldiaries
    Written August 9, 2020
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  • One_of_the_BOFs
    Cheltenham, UK7,261 contributions
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    The official guide from the Hanuman-Dhoka Durbar Conservation Program lists Dega Taleju Temple (ref 29) as a separate much smaller structure to the main Taleju Temple (ref 38) to which previous reviews seem to refer. The latter was built in 1564 by King Mahendra Malla and is the tallest structure in the square.
    It apparently an 'ultra-sacrosanct' temple which is opened to the public only once a year during Dashain.
    Written March 29, 2019
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  • Sophia B
    Warsaw, Poland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    this statue looked very powerful and a bit scary in some ways and the religious significance made this statue even more amazing. it was really cool to see the locals worshipping the statue.
    Written October 27, 2022
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  • Isabella S
    Kathmandu, Nepal46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Why is this place added twice here? Please fix. And also some locations are hard to find in this. Even with exact spelling from Google maps or such.
    Written February 6, 2022
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