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Patan Durbar Square

  • Duration1 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Easy Hiking
  • Activity Sightseeing and Tour

Patan Durbar: Patan Durbar Square is on the southern side of Kathmandu and separating by the Bagmati River. The Patan Durbar Square was formed in the 12th century, it has a very unique ancient history. At present, it is known as the city of fine metal carving. The city still dominates Nepal for metal items. It has some very impressive ancient names like Yala, Latipur, and Patan. Originally, it is still called Lalitpur (the land of the artist) and Durbar remains at Patan. In Sanskrit, Patan means pastureland, so easily we can understand that in ancient times this was a huge pastureland field before modern civilization and Malla Dynasty was introducing their regimes around here. Because of its ancient architecture, culture, and tradition, it is also assigned UNESCO’s cultural world heritage site. The ancient Malla Dynastic palace is full of very impressive different artful museums. Also, Patan is known as the oldest Buddhist city but both Buddhism and Hinduism prevail in perfect harmony. There are so many Bahals, and pagodas designed for temples, stupas, and Monasteries. Patan Durbar's square area was also very badly damaged by the earthquake in 2015. So many important ancient temples were damaged. UNESCO and Archaeological Department are continuously rebuilding the shrines.

Krishna Mandir: This temple was built at the beginning of the 16th century. Krishna is being worshiped as the God of music and superrich. He is believed to be married to 1600 angels because of his mind-blowing skills in flute playing. It is completely built on Shikhara design and fully with carving stones. The first-floor carving represents some narrations of the Mythical war Mahabharata and the 2nd-floor carving narrates the Ramayana.

Taleju Bhawani Temple: There are 3 Taleju Bhavani temples; Taleju is the private goddess for the Royal family. Only once a year during “Fulpati” ordinary people can go and pray in the sanctum. On this occasion, the Hindus scarify 108 animals except for beef. This temple is believed that it is built in the middle of the 16th century.

Bhimsen Mandir: Bhimsen temple was built at the end of the 16th century. Bhimsen is worshiped as the God of good business and trade. Bhimsen is renowned because he was a great hero during the Mahabharata war he is also worshiped as a brave and strong personality.

Vishwanath Temple: It was built at the beginning of the 16th century and dedicated to lord Shiva. The struts (supporting the roof) are full of various postures of erotic carving.

The big bell: the bell was hung for homage and adoration to the lord but after the sudden period it was used as a ceremonial bell.

Golden Temple: this temple was built in the 15th century and is full of Buddhist culture and tradition. In the main yard there is a temple with 12 wooden poles with each deity representing the months in a year and on the main sanctum there is the statue of Shakyamuni Buddha. On the side wall, there is a wooden board hanging which is known as the Tibetan calendar format.

Kumbhesor Temple: this 5 storied temple is believed that built at the end of the 13th century. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. There is a spring water pool on the side of this temple that is believed as Khumva. The temple is surrounded by the Shiva Linga statue, Nandi, and Bangala Mukhi temple. Restoration work is still taking there

Red Machhindranath temple: It was built in the 17th century; it has very wonderful weird animal carvings.

Patan Museum, white Machhindranath, MahaBaudha, Rudravarna mahabihara and metal workshops etc….

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