►Bhaktapur D.S.& Changunarayan Temple 3 day
Trip Duration : 1 day
Activity : 1 Tours
Starts In : Boudhanath-Baktapur
Ends In : Bhaktapur-Changu Narayan Temple
Accommodation : Fullboard
Transportation : Tourist bus
Maximum Altitude :1355m.
Bhaktapur, Changu Narayan Tamples UNESCO Heritage Site. Baktatapur Durbar is an assortment of pagoda and shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The square is part of a charming valley as it highlights the idols of ancient kings perched on top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in every place-struts, lintels, tympanums, gateways and windows-all seem to form a well orchestrated symphony. Location Kathmandu Valley's importan UNESCO world Heritage cultural site listed by since 1979 A.D.,major attractions golden gate. Places to Visit Lion Gate: The massive gate that dates back to 1696 A.D.,is guarded by two huge statues of lions at the either sides. The dreadful stone image of Lord Shiva and the fearful image of Ugrachandi attract the tourists from far off. The Golden Gate (Sun Dhoka) the golden gate is said to be the most beautiful and richly moulded specimen of its kind in the entire world. The door is a embellished with monsters and mythical creatures of marvellous intricacy. The Golden Gate was erected by King Ranjit Malla and is the entrance to the main courtyard of the Palace of fifty-five windows.
The Palace of Fifty Five Windows: Keshav Narayan Chowk is the Northern-most part of the Patan Darbar palace complex, with the dominating Degutale temple next to it. This magnificent palace was built during the reign of King Yakshay Malla 1427 A.D. and was subsequently remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the seventeenth century. Among the brick walls with their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony with fifty-five Windows, considered a unique masterpiece of woodcarving.
Art Gallery,Nyatapola: The Art Gallery contains ancient paintings belonging to the Hindu and Buddhist traditions of various periods and descriptions. The gallery is particularly famous among researchers on Hinduism and Buddhism. The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla this statue depicts King Bhupendra Malla in the act of worship and is located on a column facing the palace. This is considered the most magnificent statue among the many statues in the squares. This is the most famous pagoda of Nepal, which was built in 1702 A.D by Bhupatendra Mala. This temple was dedicated to Siddhilaxmi, the tantric mother goddess of supreme power. Nyatapola in Newari means a five tiered symbolizing five basic elements - water, earth, fire, wind and sky.
Pashupatinath Temple: According to a folklore, a Bhaktapur native who was a great devotee of Lord Pashupati, had a dream in which lord Shiva told him to build a temple for him so that he could move into it. He obeyed this command and thus the temple came into existence. Vatsala Temple: This 17th century stone temple, dedicated to a mother goddess, is full of intricate works on stone. About Changu Narayan Temple the oldest temple in Kathmandu valley came in existence in 4th century. 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 valley. Location 22 km from Kathmandu.
Importance Oldest temple: In Kathmandu valley built in 4th century A.D. Devoted to Hindu Lord Shiva, major attraction Vishnu image with ten heads and ten arms has historical, importance for the hindhum. It is the oldest temple in Kathmandu valley. A 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.
Visit to seen 14 of thinks: 01. Garuda Narayana Temple, 02. Shrine of King Bhupalendra Malla and his mother, 03. Krishna Shrine, 04. Nateshvara Shrine, 05. Sculpture of Sri Mahadev, 06. Sculpture of Garuda, 07. Shrine of Somalingeshvara, 08. Sculptures, Vishnu, Durga Avalokitesvara and Garuda Ganesh, 09. Ganesh Shrine, 10. Bhagvati Temple, 11. Vishnu Vikranta, 12. Vishnu Vishvarupa, 13. Lakshmi Temple Shiva Temple, 14. Stone Column.
Legendary places in the temple, Garuda oId: 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.
King Bhupendra Malla Statues, Vishnu Sculpture: Statues of King Bhupalendra Malla of Kathmandu and his mother can also be seen in a shrine. Bloody fighting characterised their politics during the 17th century but both were generous when it came to revering the gods. And to the north of the temple is a sculpture of Lord Vishnu seated on Garuda (Garudasana Vishnu). This image appears on the Nepalese 10 rupee note. Vishnu sculpture dates back to 9th century. Important Vishnu Sculptures Vishwaroop, Vishnu Vikrant: Vishwaroop sculpture, dating back to 8th century A.D.,presents Lord Vishnu in his universal form. And the stone idol, harking back to the 8th century A.D, is of the most powerful form of Lord Vishnu. It is related to the Hindu legend of Vaman, an incarnation of Vishnu, who measured space with feet. Vishnu Riding Garuda, Narsimhha Vishnu: This figure of Vishnu mounting Garuda, the mythical bird, dates back to the 10th century A.D. This form of Lord Vishnu, the Narsimha, is in half human and half lion form.
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