Swayambhunath Stupa(Monkey Temple) - UNESCO World Heritage Site-Kathmandu Valley- Nepal


In Nepal Kathmandu Valley Many historical temples and stupas  are refresh our culcture.Among them one of the very oldest Stupa is Swayambhunath Stupa which is one of at least 68 cultural heritage sites in Nepal that were damaged, according to UNESCO.Here is Some Information about Swayambhunath Stupa in Kathmandu valley Nepal.


Location: Kathmandu Valley , Nepal
Built in: 5th century
Built By: Buddest Religion people
Dedicated to: Lord Buddha
Entry:for foreigners is 200 Rs.
Photography:Allow
Significance: Among one UNESCO W.H.S
Timing: All time
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Best time to Visit: Oct to Feb
Phone: +977-9843098218
Nearest Railway Station:  Bhikhna Thori Railway Station
Nearest Airport: Kathmandu Airport


More Information about  Swayambhunath Stupa

Swayambhunath Stupa is located at top of the hill ,Kathmandu Valley Nepal.The stupa was built before 5th century and built by Buddha religios people.The stupa is dedicated to Lord Buddha.The Swayambhunath Stupa is known as a Monkey Temple because of the large tribe of roving monkeys who guard the temple.The temple is among one of the UNESCO World Heritage site and its surroundings are said to be home to hundreds of monkeys, considered holy by believers. It was also one of the worst damaged by last month's earthquake.Swayambhunath Temple is one of the landmarks of KathmanduSwayambhunath temple is extremely ornate and richly decorated with gold and vibrant prayer flags, though it’s not only the spiritual décor that draws visitors.


Legend says that once the Kathmandu valley was a lake in which Swayambhu hill existed as an island. On top of that hill stood a natural crystal stupa. Buddha, when visiting the place, declared that it was a wish-fulfilling stupa and whoever is touched by the wind that passes over the stupa receives the seed of liberation from the cycle of existence. 

The story alone provides enough inspiration for visitors to struggle through the climb to the temple, and the sights at the summit are worth the trek. From the top of the hill, visitors can see a panorama of the Kathmandu valley, along with playful monkeys swinging from trees and prayer flags hanging around the colorful temple.

Although the monkeys are somewhat active during the day, the stupa truly becomes a monkey temple at night when hundreds of monkeys frolic in the sacred area and even slide down the banister of the primary structure.from there, perched on the top of a hill, you can get magnificent views of the city - that is to say, smog permitting. Swayambhunath is not exactly a temple but rather a religious complex with an imposing stupas, smaller temples, monuments and images of deities.


History of  Swayambhunath Stupa

 

Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. There are several legends which describe Swayambhunath is, perhaps, the best place to observe the religious harmony in Nepal. The stupa is among the most ancient shrines in this part of the world and is a major landmark of the valley and looks like a beacon below the Nagarjun hill.  
Swayambhunath was born out of a lotus flower that bloomed in the middle of the Kathmandu which was a big lake at that time. Then the warrior named Manjushree came from China and he drained the water from the Kathmandu Valley and worshipped this grandeur monument. The largest image of Gautam Buddha in Nepal was recently built on the western boundary of Swayambhunath.

Architecture of  Swayambhunath Stupa

Amazing to look at, the architectural beauty of Swayambunath Temple(stupa-Monkey Temple) gives way to the feelings of reverence and adoration. The stupa consists of a dome at the base and a cubical structure with eyes of Buddha looking in all the four directions. There are pentagonal Toran present above each of the four sides with statues engraved in them. Behind and above the torana there are thirteen tiers. Above all the tiers, there is a small space above which the Gajur is present.



Festivals and Events of  Swayambhunath Stupa Temple

 

The two main festivals celebrated at Swayambhunath are Buddha Jayanti(in April or May) and Losar (in February or March). During these times, many pilgrims visit the temple and the monks create a lotus pattern on the stupa with saffron-colored paint. Also important is the month-long Gunla celebration (August or September) marking the end of the rainy season.


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Nearest Hotels and Restaurants of Changu Narayan Temple

 

Mahadev Hotel-0.5 Km
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Palagya Hotel-0.5 Km
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The Amadablam Hotel-0.6 Km
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Hotel Pashupati Plaza-0.6Km
Gpo box 11502, Gaushala
Kathmandu
Pashupatinath Road Mitrapark
Jay Bageshwori, Pashupati,
Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Phone: +977 1447 3790

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How To Reach  Swayambhunath Stupa Temple Kathmandu



By Road: There are public and private vehicles available to reach Swayambhunath Stupa Temple in Kathmandu Nepal.There are two ways to reach the top of the monkey temple: the first and the most common is to get there with a car but the most beautiful way to reach the top of this temple is to climb the 365 stairs of the temple.

By Rail: The Nearest Railway station is  Bhikhna Thori Railway Station  93 KM from Pashupatinath Temple Kathmandu Nepal.


By Air: Kathmandu has its own Airport , so Nearest Airport is Kathmandu and  Gorakhpur Airport 245 Km from Boudhanath Stupa Nepal.




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Changu Narayan Temple- UNESCO World Heritage Site-Changunarayan-Kathmandu Velly -Nepal


Changu Narayan Temple is One of the oldest temple  and beauty of in Kathmandu valley. The Main Attraction of this temple is Lord Vishnu's ten head Image.The Changu Narayan temple is a double-roofed temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu in his incarnation as Narayan.Here is Some Information about Changu Narayan(Lord Shiva) Temple in Changunarayan Town Kathmandu Velly Nepal.


Location: Changunarayan Town,22 km from Kathmandu Velly, Nepal
Built in:  4th century ,325 AD
Re Built : 1702
Built By: Lichhavi period
Dedicated to: Lord Shiva
Entry: 60/- Rs Per person
Photography:Allow
Significance: Darshan Of Lord Vishnu's ten Head Image
Timing: All Time
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Best time to Visit: Oct To Feb
Nearest Railway Station:  Bhikhna Thori Railway Station
Nearest Airport: Kathmandu Airport

More Information about  Changu Narayan Temple



Changu Narayan Temple is  located at  Changunarayan Town,22 km from Kathmandu Velly, Nepal.The temple was originally built in 325 AD , 4th Century and Rebuilt in 1702.The temple was built by king of Lichhavi period.The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.The Changu Narayan Temple is one of seven structures cited by UNESCO as demonstrating the historic and artistic achievements that make the Kathmandu Valley a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The temple is surrounded by forest with champak tree and a small village, known as Changu Village.Changu Narayan Temple is also known by the names such as Dola Sukhara, Garud Narayana, Champaka Narayan and Dola Parvat. Being situated on a hilltop, from here, one can also have a very pleasant view of the Kathmandu valley and its beautiful surroundings.The temple stands as the epitome of culture, religion, history and faith of the Kathmandu valley. 


Inside the Changunarayan temple is a esteemed figure of Garuda. The statue is offered sweets by the devotees every year on Nag Panchami. This is done in remembrance of the epic struggle with the great snake Taksaka. The drops of moisture, believed to be effective against diseases such as leprosy and ulcers, are collected by the priests.The present temple pagoda style Architecture. A life size 5th century statue of Garuda, the carrier of Lord Vishnu kneels with his hands folded before the temple. Besides Garuda is one of the oldest Licchavi stone inscriptions. In front of the temple here is a statue of kneeling King Bhupatindra Malla and his queen.

There is a 6th century stone statue of Vishnu Viswarup, the universal form of Lord Vishnu that Lord Krishna showed Arjuna while speaking the Bhagavad Gita. On the Lakshmi Narayan Temple there is an 8th century statue of six-armed Trivikratha (Lord Vamana), and next to it is a statue of Lord Narasimha, the man-lion incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Behind the last two statues is a little black slab that has an image of Narayan lying on the traditional serpent Ananta and above it Lord Vishnu with 10 arms and heads. In the northwest corner of the courtyard is a sculpture of Lord Vishnu riding on Garuda, which is on the Rs 10 Nepali banknote. Above the main door is Lord Vishnu holding his four symbols.


History of  Changu Narayan Temple


The temple now covers sixteen hundred years of Nepalese art history.This temple was built in Licchavi period and it is one of the Nepal's richest structure historically.It is one of Nepal’s most beautiful and historically important structures. The original shrine of Changu Narayan was built by king of the Lichhavi dynasty (c. 330-879 AD.), kings of a race of conquerors from the south. For them and their successors the concept of the Supreme God was much larger than the Valley, even cosmic in extent and was expressed by their sculptors’ portrayal of the majesty of divinity and the benevolence of the universe in stone. The size of their images, the ambition of their themes, and the grace and power of their execution place their work amongst Asia’s most magnificent artistic achievements.

A Historical importance is ChanguNarayan Temple  is the oldest temple in Kathmandu valley.In this temple   Vishnu idol with ten heads and ten arms is a fine example of stone carving from the 5th century. The temple is of great importance due to its idols and shrines having rich architectural beauty.


Architecture of  Changu Narayan Temple 

 

The Changu Narayan temple is  pagoda-style  temple Architecture .The temple is adorned by some of the best specimen of stone, wood, and metal craft in the valley. The temple stands as the epitome of culture, religion, history and faith of the Kathmandu .It remains a milestone in Nepali temple architecture with decorated works.A life size stone statue of Garuda kneels in front of the west face of the temple. Its top roof is made out of gilded copper sheets while the lower one is having a traditional tiled roof. The over hanging roofs of it have been supported by very beautifully carved wooden components used in it. There is an inscription stone behind the statue. In front of the temple’s main entrance, in a ornate cage, there are smaller statues of King Bhupatindra Malla and his queen.

In its complex, apart from the main shrine of Changu Narayan, there are other similar architectural edifices that can also be taken as a fine specimen of Nepalese architectural designs evolved in different periods of time in the past. For example, the temple of Goddess Chhinnamasta, Kileswor Mahadeva, Laxmi Narayan, Natyeswora, Yatu Maju, Kanti Bhirava and several sattalas (public rest houses) are some which were built in different historical times by different persons. 

Place to be seen  of  Changu Narayan Temple


Garuda Narayana Temple
Shrine of King Bhupalendra Malla and his mother
Krishna Shrine
Nateshvara Shrine
Sculpture of Sri Mahadev
Sculpture of Garud
Shrine of Somalingeshvar
Sculptures: Vishnu, Durga Avalokitesvara and Garuda Ganesh
Ganesh Shrine
Bhagvati Temple
Vishnu Vikrant
Vishnu Vishvarup
 Lakshmi Temple Shiva Temple
Stone Column 

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Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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How To Reach  Changu Narayan Temple



By Road : There are also a number of local buses and vans that carry passengers in the Kathmandu Valley around Ring Road  to Chabihil and  Boudhanath Stupa.There are many public and private Vehicals available to reach Changu Narayan  Temple.

By Rail: The Nearest Railway station is  Bhikhna Thori Railway Station  93 KM from Pashupatinath Temple Kathmandu Nepal.

By Air: Kathmandu has its own Airport , so Nearest Airport is Kathmandu and  Gorakhpur Airport 245 Km from Boudhanath Stupa Nepal.

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Boudhanath Stupa- One of the largest stupas in the world-World Heritage site-Kathmandu Nepal

Boudhanath Stupa is Nepal's most distinctive monuments.Boudhanath Stupa is the second holiest site for Tibetan Buddhists, right after Tibet.Boudhanath Stupa is considered to be one of the oldest and biggest Buddhist monuments in Nepal.It is the center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism.Here is Some Information about  Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu Nepal.


Location:Boudha, Boudhanath, Kathmandu
Built in: 14th century
Built By: Mother Jadzima
Dedicated to:Lord Buddha
Entry: 150/- INR Rs. Per Person
Photography:Allow
Significance: World Heritage Site
Timing:12:00 Am to 12:00Am
Visiting Timing: 1 t0 2Hour
Best time to Visit: Nov to April
Nearest Airport: Kathmandu Airport


More Information about  Boudhanath Stupa

 

The ancient and one of the largest stupas in the world, Boudhanath or the Khasa Caitya is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu, Nepal.The stupa is located at about 11 km from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu Nepal.The stupa was built in 14th century and built by Mother Jadzima who looked after her chickens.The temple is dedicated to Lord Buddha.In 1979, Boudha became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Great Stupa of Boudhanath is the focal point of the district.The stupa's massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal.

With a diameter exceeding 100 metres and a wall-to-wall length roughly equaling a football field, Boudha is among the largest stupa in the world- certainly the biggest in Nepal. The monument rises 36 metres above the street. The form and the alternated squares and circles represents a three-dimensional mandala, which is comprised of abstract religious concepts. Every portion has symbolic significance: the base, dome, square harmika, spire, and pinnacle represent the five elements; the 13 tiers of the spire stand for the stages to enlightment, while the umbrella atop is the symbol of royalty. In Bouddhanath Stupa, there are many monasteries or Gompa attractions. They are all impressively adorned and colorfully painted. Anyone can visit the monasteries and take visuals. It is advisable to give small donation if you take photographs.

The stupa is a peaceful place and a welcome break from the rest of Kathmandu.  There are surrounding shops selling religiously inspired souvenirs that would be perfect for the hippie in your life back home .Early morning and dusk are the best times to be here, when an otherworldly cacophony of ritual music drifts from the houses and monasteries that ring the stupa, and monks, locals and devout pilgrims all perform kora together, strolling, shuffling and prostrating their way around the dome.Stupa symbolize path to enlightenment. On top there are Buddha’s eyes, which are painted in all directions. Stupa should be circumvented in a clockwise direction. The influx of large populations of Tibetan refugees from China has seen the construction of over 50 Tibetan Gompas (Monasteries) around Boudhanath.During the festival of Losar (Tibetan New Year) in February or March, Boudhanath hosts the largest celebration in Nepal.


Architecture of  Boudhanath Stupa


Boudhanath Stupa achieved UNESCO World Heritage Status in 1979.There are wonderful Architecture of Boudhanath Stupa.At the bottom, the stupa is surrounded by an irregular 16-sided wall, with frescoes in the niches. In addition to the Five Dhyani Buddhas, Boudhanath Stupa is closely associated with the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Padmapani), whose 108 forms are depicted in sculptures around the base. The mantra of Avalokiteshvara "Om Mani Padme Hum" is carved on the prayer wheels beside the images of Avalokiteshvara around the base of the stupa.

The base of the stupa consists of three large platforms, decreasing in size. These platforms symbolize Earth, and here you can look out at the mountains while listening to the chants of the devout doing kora, walking around the stupa praying.The main entrance to the upper platform of Bodnath Stupa is on the north side. Here Amoghasiddhi, progenitor of the future Buddha, presides. Below Amoghasiddhi is the Buddha Maitreya, the future Buddha.


History of  Boudhanath Stupa

 

History says that The Boudhanath stupa is built about 14th century.It is Buddhest Religion Place and best destination.It is known as heart of Kathmandu.According to the Gopālarājavaṃśāvalī chronicles, the Boudhanath Stupa was erected at the turn of the sixth and seventh century during the reign of King Śivadeva of the Licchavi dynasty. Other sources attribute the construction of the Stupa to the Great King Songtsän Gampo of Tibet, which would also indicate the seventh century. The majority of sources claim, however, that the Stupa was not built until the fourteenth century, after the Mongol invasion.

Also like many religious stories from long ago, there is a component of cleverness and of the underdog coming out on top.  Upon hearing the old woman’s request, the king offered her as much land as she could cover with the hide of a buffalo .Naturally, the woman cut the hide into thin strips and outlined a large circumference.  Despite being tricked, the king was ok with this and now Boudhanath Stupa is a top destination for Buddhists and tourists alike.When the stupa  was consecrated 100 million Buddhas dissolved into it, and it has the glory of being filled with their sacred relics.  Whatever prayer is offered to it is fulfilled, and if you meditate upon your personal deity here, at the time of your death you will be reborn in Sukhavati.


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Vishwarupa temple
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Ram mandir
Sapta matrikas
Hanumanji Temple
Asta chiranjibi
Satya narayana
Guheshwori temple (Shakti peetham)


Nearest Hotels and Restaurants of  Boudhanath Stupa

Mahadev Hotel-0.5 Km
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Hotel Mansarover-0.3 Km
Pashupatinath Road Mitrapark
Kathmandu

Mirage Lords Inn Kathmandu-1.0 km
310 Battisputali Road
Kathmandu

Palagya Hotel-0.5 Km
Near Tribhuvan International Airport,
Gaushala,Kathmandu

Hotel Narayana-0.1 km
Gaushala Tilganga, Kathmandu

The Amadablam Hotel-0.6 Km
Pingalsthan,Kathmandu

Hotel Pashupati Plaza-0.6Km
Gpo box 11502, Gaushala
Kathmandu

Pashupatinath Road Mitrapark
Jay Bageshwori, Pashupati,
Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Phone: +977 1447 3790

Hotel Travel Inn-0.6 Km
Gaushala 9,Kathmandu

Hotel Shraddha Palace-0.7 Km
Gaushala Chowk,Kathmandu

The Dwarika's Hotel-0.8
Battisputali,Kathmandu


How To Reach  Boudhanath Stupa



 By Road : There are also a number of local buses and vans that carry passengers in the Kathmandu Valley around Ring Road  to Chabihil and  Boudhanath Stupa.There are many public and private Vehicals available to reach  Boudhanath Stupa.

By Rail: The Nearest Railway station is  Bhikhna Thori Rail Way Station  93 KM from Pashupatinath Temple Kathmandu Nepal.

By Air: Kathmandu has its own Airport , so Nearest Airport is Kathmandu and  Gorakhpur Airport 245 Km from Boudhanath Stupa Nepal.


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Pashupatinath(Lord Shiva) Temple-One Part of Kedarnath Jyotirlinga- Kathmandu-Nepal

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the major Hindu Temple in Nepal.Pashupatinath Temple is known as Heart of  Nepal and very oldest and bigest temple of Nepal.Pashupathinath is the guardian spirit and the holiest of all Shiva shrines in Nepal.Pashupatinath Temple is One Part of among one of Dwadash Jyotirlinga of Kedarnath Jyotirlinga Temple.Here is Some Information about Pashupatinath(Lord Shiva) Temple in Kathmandu Nepal.


Location: Bank of sacred bagmati river, Kathmandu
Built in: 5th Century
Built By: King Mandev
Dedicated to: Lord Shiva
Entry:Free
Photography: Not Allow (Inside)
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Best time to Visit:Oct to March(Shivratri)
Significance: One Part o Kedarnath Jyotirlinga
Temple Timing: Temple Premises: 4:00 Am- 7:00 Pm
Jyotirlingas: 5:00 Am - 12:00 Pm, 5:00 Pm - 7:00 Pm
Phone : +977 – 9803021519
Website: www.pashupatinathmandir.com
Email: nepalrudraksha1@yahoo.com
Nearest Railway Station: Bhikhna Thori Rail Way Station-93 KM
Nearest Airport: Gorakhpur Airport-242 KM

More Information about  Pashupatinath  Temple

 


Pashupatinath temple is the biggest and most visited temple of lord shiva in the world.The temple is located about 5 kms north-east of Kathmandu situated  at the banks of bagmati river at the middle of the kathmandu valley.The temple was built in around 4th century and  built by king Mandev. The ancient lichavi king of nepal who was big shiva bhakta.The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.Pashupatinath Jyotirlinga is known as half jyotirlinga because half part is belive Kedarnath Jyotirlinga.Pashupatinath Temple employs a pagoda architecture declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.Pashu means leaving beings, and Pati means master.  In other words Pashupati is the master of all living beings of the universe. The puja at temple is carried out regularly even in critical condition in nepal. Nepalese people believe pashupatinath as national deity of nepal.The temple in Pagoda style has gold gilted two tier roof and richly carved silver doors which are famous for the superb architecture. 

The temple is famous for a three feet high lingam called Chaturmukha (four faces). The faces look towards four different directions - east, west, north, and south. Each face represents different incarnations of Shiva, such as Sadjyota, Vamdeva, Tatpurusha, and Aghor.Thousands of devotees from within and outside the country come to pay homage to Pashupatinath every day. And on special occasions like Ekadasi, Sankranti, Mahashivratri, Teej Akshaya, Rakshabandhan, Grahana (eclipse), Poornima (Full moon day) people congregate here in far greater number. The main festival of pashupatinath temple is Shivaratri which is celebrated every year with huge enthusiasm and gala.


There are many monkeys in the temple, so make sure you are not carrying plastic bags, fruits or other offerings openly. There is a place to leave your footwear. There is an arti on the backside of the temple facing the river and the back of the temple.This temple was connected to the Lingayat movement of Baseveshwara in Karnataka and the priests who perform the services at this temple speaks Kannada.The main temple houses the sacred "linga" (or phallus) of Lord Shiva, the Destroyer. Sections of the temple complex have been renovated and rebuilt after earthquakes, and there have been hundreds of additions over the centuries.Photography or any bag is not allowed inside temple premises. There are lockers available for bags and shoes. 

Last year in Pashupatinath Temple here had survived the massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake that flattened several World Heritages like iconic Dharhara tower and Darbar Square in Nepal, but this temple is very safe so exampe of live god in this temple.Really Pashupatinath temple is the olddest ,biggest ,richest and most famous temple in kathmandhu.

Pashupatinath Temple History 

 

Pashupatinath Temple, with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world, Pashupatinath Temple's existence dates back to 400 A.D.Pashupati was a tutelary deity of the ancient rulers of the Kathmandu Valley; in 605 AD, Amshuvarman considered himself favored by his touching of the god's feet.By the later Middle Ages, many imitations of the temple had been built, such as in Bhaktapur (1480), Lalitpur (1566) and Benares (early 19th century). The original temple was destroyed several times until it was given its present form under King Bhupalendra Malla in 1697.

According to a legend recorded in local texts, especially the Nepalamahatmya and the Himavatkhanda, the Hindu god Shiva once fled from the other gods in Varanasi to Mrigasthali, the forest on the opposite bank of the Bagmati River from the temple. There, in the form of a gazelle, he slept with his consort Parvati. When the gods discovered him there and tried to bring him back to Varanasi, he leapt across the river to the opposite bank, where one of his horns broke into four pieces. After this, Shiva became manifest as Pashupati (Lord of Animals) in a four-face (chaturmukha) linga.


Pashupatinath Temple Architecture  

 

 

Pashupatinath Temple employs a pagoda architecture. The roofs of the temple are made with copper and painted with gold.The Pashupatinath temple is pagoda style with three storey building. Three storey building is made up of gold roof along with various wooden art and architecture of various god and goddess. At very top of temple there is Gold trishul ,Damaru and Gajur(crown).The very big bull (vehicle of shiva) is situated in front of west face.The western door has a statue of a large Bull, Nandi, is ornamented in gold. This black stone idol, about 6 ft in height and circumference, adds to the beauty and charisma of the temple. The pashupatinath temple have four entrance gate. All four entrance is made of silver. Inside temple premises there are many God  (Protector of shiva). As well as outside temple also there are many temples dedicated to different god/goddess who have directly and indirectly relationship to lord pashupatinath. The main attraction of this temple is the shining Shivalinga and the huge golden statue of Shiva’s Bull, Nandi.From the Eastern bank of the river the main temple can be seen in its whole beauty. The majority of these buildings are small single storey constructions made from stone. From the outside these buildings are reminding crypts, but in reality these are sacral buildings, created for holding the symbol of the deity Shiva - lingam (erect phallus). Lingams can be found all over the complex.The present architectural nature of Pashupatinath temple came into existence as a result of renovation by Queen Gangadevi during the reign of Shivasimha Malla.


Most Important see at  Pashupatinath Temple 

 

Gold-painted images of guardian deities
Chaturmukha (four-faced statue)
Chadeshvar, an inscribed Licchavi linga from the 7th century
Brahma Temple
Dharmashila, a stone where sacred oaths are taken
Arya Ghat
Gauri Ghat (holy bath)
Pandra Shivalaya (15 shrines)
Gorakhnath and Vishwarup Temples
Guhyeshwari (Guhjeshwari) Temple
Kirateshwar Mahadeva Mandir and Surya Ghat

Nearest Visiting Places of  Pashupathinath Temple


Tsamchen Gompa
Authentic Organic Textiles
Boudhanath Stupa
Basuki Nag Temple
Kirti mukh bhairav temple
Unmatta bhairav temple
Pingala temple
Krishna temple
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Sapta matrikas
Asta chiranjibi
Satya narayana
Guheshwori temple (Shakti peetham)


Nearest Hotels and Restaurants of   Pashupathinath Temple


 Hotel Narayana-0.1 km
Gaushala Tilganga, Kathmandu

Hotel Mansarover-0.3 Km
Pashupatinath Road Mitrapark
Kathmandu

Pashupatinath Road Mitrapark
Jay Bageshwori, Pashupati,
Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Phone: +977 1447 3790

Mahadev Hotel-0.5 Km
Bagdurbar, Pokharaline
Kathmandu

Palagya Hotel-0.5 Km
Near Tribhuvan International Airport,
Gaushala,Kathmandu


The Amadablam Hotel-0.6 Km
Pingalsthan,Kathmandu


Hotel Pashupati Plaza-0.6Km
Gpo box 11502, Gaushala
Kathmandu

Hotel Travel Inn-0.6 Km
Gaushala 9,Kathmandu

Hotel Shraddha Palace-0.7 Km
Gaushala Chowk,Kathmandu

The Dwarika's Hotel-0.8
Battisputali,Kathmandu

Mirage Lords Inn Kathmandu-1.0 km
310 Battisputali Road
Kathmandu

How To Reach  Pashupathinath Temple Kathmandu

 

There are many public and private vehicals available to rech Pashupahinath Temple Kathmandu.  There is a regular bus service to and from from this place. One can also stop by the place while coming from or going to Boudhanath, which is more than half day's affair from Kathmandu. One can also walk down to Boudhanath as it just half an hour walk from here and vice-a-versa. It takes approximately 45 minutes to reach Goshala, the stop for Pashupatinath.Battery-operated Safaa tempos depart from near the Ratna Park office in Kathmandu and drops the pilgrims at Ring Road, west of Pashupatinath. Thereafter, a tempo going to Chabahil or Bodhnath can be hired.

By Rail: The Nearest Railway station is  Bhikhna Thori Rail Way Station  93 KM from Pashupatinath Temple Kathmandu Nepal.

By Air : The Nearest Airport is Gorakhpur Airport 242 Km from Pashupatinath Temple Kathmandu Nepal.
 

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Puttingal Devi Temple in Paravur Kerala India

Here us Some Information about  Puttingal  Devi Temple in Paravur Kerala India.



Location:  Paravur ,Kerala
Dedicated to:  Goddesh  Puttingal  Devi
Entry:Free
Photography:Allow
Significance: Among one of Kerala Temple
Temple Timing: 5:00 Am to 8:00 Pm
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Best time to Visit: Oct To Feb
Festival: Barani
Nearest Railway Station: Kollam Station
Nearest Airport: Kochi Airport




More Information about  Puttingal  Devi Temple Paravur

 

Puttingal  Devi Temple in Paravur is located at Paravur town in Kerala state of India.The temple is built about after the presence of the goddess was experienced on an ant hill.The temple is dedicated to Goddesh  Puttingal  Devi .Goddesh Name 'Puttu'  means  Malayalam word for ant Hill.Many devotes  visit this temple.The temple's faimous festival "Bharani"  Grand celebration."Bharani"  is coming Malayalam month Meenam.large numbers of people come and celebrate this festival.Various poojas are performed and offerings are made daily for the fulfillment of desires and redressal of various grievances of devotees.This temple have Amezing Architecture .Last Time during this festival  On 10 April 2016 113 people died due to a fireworks mishap at this temple, while over 350 other people were injured.


Massive Fire at  Puttingal  Devi Temple Paravur

 

On 10th April 2016  Sunday in Puttingal Devi temple  Fire Tragedy.Over 100 people are feared dead and over 350 injured after a fire broke out at the Puttingal temple in Kerala's Kollam early  morning.
The fire, that was caused due to fireworks, also damaged the Puttingal temple's roof.People gather around a damaged section of a temple after a fire broke out at a temple in Kollam, Kerala.Thousands of people had packed into the Puttingal Devi Temple and the narrow lanes around it.




Address and Contect Detail of Puttingal Devi Temple Paravur



Puttingal Devi Temple
Paravur, Kollam,Kerala
Pin: 691301
Phone: +91-474-2513000
Mobile: +91-9567017510
Official Web: www.uttingaltemple.org
Email: info@puttingaltemple.org
Temple President: P S Jayalal-9447241157
Secretary: J Krishnankuttypiullai
Mob:+91-9567077510


How To Reach Puttingal Devi Temple Paravur

 



By Road : There are many public and private vehicles availoable to reach Puttingal Devi Temple Paravur Kerala.


By Rail : The nearest Railway station is Kollam Station.


By Air: The Nearest Airport is Kochi Airport.


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Goddesh Shati's 51 Shakti Peeths Temple-Full Details of Shakti Peeth Temples

The Shakti Peethas (holy places of cosmic power) are places of worship consecrated to the goddess 'Shakti', the female principal of Hinduism and the main deity of the Shakti sect.Shakti Peeths are very important and ancient Hindu religious pilgrims. Goddess Sati is the incarnation of Maa Parvati, the kindly goddess of harmony, marital felicity and longevity, with Durga, goddess of strength and valour, and with Mahakali, goddess of destruction of the evil.


According to legend, at some time in Satya Yuga, Daksha (who was the son of Lord Brahma) performed a yagna in a place called Kankan (near Haridwar) This Yagya was named Vrihaspati Yagna. He performed this Yagna with a desire of taking revenge on Lord Shiva. Daksha was angry because his daughter Sati (one of his 27 daughters) had married the 'yogi' God Shiva against his wishes. Daksha invited all the deities to the yagna except for Shiva and Sati. The fact that she was not invited did not deter Sati from attending the yagna. She had expressed her desire to attend to Shiva, who had tried his best to dissuade her from going. Shiva eventually allowed her to go escorted by his ganas.
But Sati, being an uninvited guest, was not given any respect by his father. Further more, Daksha insulted Shiva. Sati was unable to bear her father's insults toward her husband, so she committed suicide by jumping into the yagna fire (sacrificial fire). When Lord Shiva heard about her death he became furious. He along with his ganas (followers) went to the place where Daksha was performing his oblation. The oblation site was completely destroyed by Shiva and his ganas (mainly by the great Veerbhadra) and killed Daksha. Lord Shiva then carried the corpse of Sati and started dancing furiously all over the place like a lunatic. The other gods intervened to stop this dance.
To bring down his anger, Lord Vishnu severed the dead body with his Sudarshan chakra. Various parts of the body fell at several spots all through the Indian subcontinent and formed the sites of which are known as Shaktipeeth.
In order to view the index, which is based on Tantra-Chudamani , reveals as to which organ fell at which place and which Bhairav and which Shakti have their dwellings at which place..
Here is 51 Shaktipith List with Location with state,Part of the body, Bhirava,and Shakti name, so you can Click its name and get All information Shaktipith temple like Temple Location,Temple significance,Temple History,Temple timing,Entry,Temple Pictures,How to Reach there,and Location Map and many more.

51 Shakti Peeths Temple List



No
Shakti Peeth Name
Location (place)
Parts of  The Body
Bhairava
1
Maa Hingulaj
Hingula
(Pakistan)
Mind or brain
Bhimlochan
2
Kolhapur (Maharashtra)
Eyes
Krodhis
3
Sunanda
Shikarpur
(Bangladesh)
Nose
Triayambak
4
Mahamaya
Amarnath cave
(Jammu Kashmir)
neck
Trisandhyeshwar
5
Kangda ( Himachal Pradesh)
tongue
Unmatta
6
Jalandhar (Punjab)
left  breast
Bhishan
7
Ambaji(Gujarat)
Heart
 Shiva
8
Mahamaya
Nepal
Both knees
Kapal
9
Dakshaayanee
Kailash Marsarovar
(Tibet)
Right palm
 Kapaalee
10
Utkal-Puri
(Orissa)
Navel
 Amar
11
Gandaki
Muktinatha
(Nepal)
Right cheek
Chakrapani
12
Ketubrham- Katwa
( West Bengal)
left hand
Bhula
13
Manglya Chandika
Ujjain
(Uttar Pradesh)
elbow
Mangalyachandika
14
Banswara (Rajasthan)
right foot
Tripura Sundari
15
Bhawani
Sitakund
(Bangladesh)
right arm
Bhawani
16
Bhramri
Shalbadi
(West bangal)
left leg
Bhramari
17
Guwahati
(Assam)
Reproductive organ
Kamakhya
18
Madhaveswari
Allahabad
(Uttar Pradesh)
fingers
Bhawa
19
Meghalaya (Assam)
left thigh
Kramdishwar
20
Bhootdhatri
Ksheergram
(West Bengal)
Right toe
Ksheerkantak
21
Kolkata
(West Bengal)
small fingers of right foot
Nakulis
22
VimlaDevi
 Kireet, Murshidaabaad
( West Bangal)
Crown
Samvar
23
Vishalakshi
Varanasi
(Uttar Pradesh)
earring
Lord Shiva
24
KanyashramTemple
(Shravani)
Kanyakumari
(Tamil Nadu)
back
Nimish
25

Kurukshetra,Thaneshar
(Haryana)
right ankle
Sthanu Mahadev.
26
Pushkar
(Rajasthan)
Both wrists
Sarvanand
27
Mahalaxmi
Sylahat(Bangalaa Desh)
Neck
Ishwaranand
28
Devgarbha
Kali Temple
 Kanchipurm
(Tamil Nadu)
skeleton
Ruru
29
Kalmadhav Temple
Kali
Amarkantak
(Madhya Pradesh)
Left buttock
Asitang
30
Narmada
Amarkantak
(Madhya Pradesh) 
Right buttock
Bhadrasena
31
Allahabad
right breast
Chanda
32
(Uma)
Vrindavan
(Uttar Pradesh)
hair
Bhootesh
33
Thanumalayan

 Shuchiteertham
(Tamil Nadu)
Upper teeth
 Sanhaar
34
Panchsagars
(Uttar Pradesh)
lower teeth
Maharudra
35
Maa Aparna
Bhawanipur
(Bangladesh)
Vamtalp (left Kanpati)
Vaman
36
Sri Sundari
Kashmir
(Jammu Kashmir)
Dakshintalp (right Kanpati)
Sundaranand
37
Maa Kapalini
Bheemakali
(West Bengal)
Left anklet

38
Veraval-Junagadh
(Gujarat)
stomach
Vakratunda
39
BhairavParvat
(Avanti)
Ujjain
(Madhya Pradesh)
Upper lips
Lambakarna
40
JanasthanPanchavati
Maa Bhramari
Panchvati-Nasik
(Maharashtra)
chin
Vikritaksha
41
Vairat Nagar
(Rajasthan)
Toes
 Amriteshwar
42
Godavari Tir
( Vishweshwari Maa)
Andhra Pradesh
cheek

43
Ratnavali Temple
Khanakul
(West bengal)
Right shoulder

44
Uchchaith
(Nepal)
Left shoulder
Mahodar
45
Maa Kalika Devi
Nalahatee
(West Bengal)
Tubular Bones of the Feet
Yogeesh
46
Patneshwari

Patna
(Bihar)
Right thigh
Vyomkesh
47
Nalateswari Temple
Birbhum
West Bengal
Lalat
Vaktranath.
48
Maa Yashashwini
Ishwaripur
(Bangladesh)
left palm
Chandra
49
(Maa Phullara)
Katwa
(West  Bengal)
lower lips
Vishwesh
50
Maa Nandini
Shantiniketan
Necklace
Nandikeshwar
51
Maa Indrakshi or Aindri
Kandy
(Sri Lanka)
Anklet (Nupur)
Rakshaseshwar
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