1 Day , Patan Durbar Square Tour!
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|Difficulty||Easy||Group size||Min. 2 - Max. 10|
|Accomodation||3 star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & tea house during trek.||Meal||All meals included|
|Starts from||Kathmandu,Nepal||Ends at||Kathmandu,Nepal|
It situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. It is one of the three Durbar square in the Kathmandu valley, all of which are UNESCO World heritage sites. One of its attraction is the ancient royal palace where the malla kings of Lalitpur resided.
The Durbar Square is a marvel of newari architecture. The Square floor is tiled with red bricks.There are many temples and idols in the area. The main temples are aligned opposite of the western face of the palace The entrance of the temples faces east, towards the palace. There is also a bell situated in the alignment beside the main temples The Square also holds old Newari residential houses. There are various other temples and structures in and around Patan Durbar Square built by the newari people
Krishna Mandir :-Krishna temple is the most important temple in Patan Durbar Square It is built in the Shikhara style imported from India although it is unique in its own way. The stone carvings along the beam above the first and second floor pillar is most notable. The first floor pillar carvings narrate the events of the Mahabharata while on the second floor there are visual carvings from ramayan.
The temple was built in 1637 by King Siddhinarasimh Malla. It is said that one night the King saw the Lord Krishna and his consort Srimati Radha standing in front of the royal palace. He ordered a temple to be built on the same spot There are 21 golden pinnacles in the temple. Below the pinnacles are 3 stories. The first floor holds the main shrine of Lord Krishna with shrines of radha and rukmani at each side. The second floor is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the third to Lokeshwor(Lord Buddha)
The square is crowded with thousands of Hindu Pilgrims and devotees during Krishnaasthami.
Bhimsen Temple :-Bhimsen temple was built by Srinivasa Malla in 1680. It is renowned for its three interconnected golden windows.Bhimsen is a great hero in Mahabharata. He was known to be very brave and strong. In Newa Tradition, he is worshipped as a god of business and trade. Tourists are not allowed inside the temple.
Vishwanath Temple :-Vishwanath temple is dedicated to god Shiva. It was built in 1627 during the reign of Siddhinarasimha Malla. The roof supports are decorated with erotic carvings similar to imagery widespread in Shiva temples in India. The temple is guarded by two stone elephants in the front entrance. On the other side of the temple is the sculpture of a bull, Shiva’s vehicle. A stone linga is enshrined inside the temple
Taleju Bhawani Temple :-Taleju temple was built by Siddhinarasrimha Malla in 1640 and rebuilt by Srinivasa Malla in 1667 after a fire. Taleju Bhawani was the personal deity of the Malla kings. It is a five-storey temple with triple-roofs 14th Century chronicle of Gopala King hint a Taleju temple was built by the Pradhanas before the Mallas