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Top 9 Famous Hindu Temples in Nepal To Visit

Nepal is one of the most cultural places in the world. Historical cities and temples are surrounded by the big mountain ranges that embrace its outstanding diverse landscape. Check out Famous Hindu Temples in Nepal.

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1. Pashupatinath Temple Kathmandu

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Pashupatinath Temple is located Bank of Bagmati River of Kathmandu. Lord Pashupatinath is dedicated to a Shiva (lord of animals). It attracts thousands of pilgrims each year and has become well-known far beyond the Kathmandu Valley. This temple is one of the Famous Hindu Temples in Nepal.

Pashupatinath Temple Nepal

Pashupatinath Temple Timings – 4:00 AM To 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM To 7:00 PM

2. Budhanilkantha

Budhanlikantha Temple is one of the top Famous Hindu Temples in Nepal. The Budhanikantha statue of the Hindu Lord Vishnu is located approx 10 Km from Kathmandu. Bhudhanilkantha temple is also known as the Narayanthan temple. Budhanikantha temple permits only Hindu devotees to visit inside the temple. While other communities can observe this temple from a distance. Haribodhini Ekadashi is celebrated in Budhanikantha temple in late October and early November.

Budhanilkantha Temple

Budhanilkantha Temple Timings: 5:00 AM To 7:00 PM

3. Guhyeshwari Shakti Peeth Kathmandu

Guhyeshwari Temple is an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus as well Buddhists, located approximately 1 km from Pashupatinath temple. You can get easily local transportation here.

Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth in Nepal is a Famous Hindu temple in Nepal. Shakti Peetha a symbol of power, it is believed that a body part of Sati Devi – lord Shiva’s wife fell after her death at the many places where the temple is now located. This temple was developed by King Pratap Malla in the 17th century.

Guhyeshwari Temple

Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth Temple Timings: 4:00 AM To 11:00 PM

4. Janaki Temple Janakpurdham

Janaki Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located in the Janakpur City of Nepal. It’s 123 km from Kathmandu. The temple is 50 meters high and is a three-storied structure made of stone and marble. This is one of the most visited temples around the world which is also enlisted in world heritage.

Janaki Temple

Janaki Temple Timings: 5:30 AM To 11:00 PM and 4:00 AM To 8:30 PM

5. Muktinath Temple Muktinath Valley

Muktinath Temple

Muktinath temple is one of the most ancient temples in Nepal dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The main temple is surrounded by 108 bull faces and comprises a pure gold idol of Vishnu. Muktinath temple is also known to Chumig-Gyatsa Buddhist followers. Both Hindus and Buddhists can visit this temple.

Muktinath Temple Timings: 8:00 AM To 7:00 PM

6. Maya Devi Temple Lumbini

Maya Devi Temple a well-known Buddhist temple and is also considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Lumbini, Nepal. It is said that this is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. The temple shows the place where Maya Devi gave birth to Gautam Buddha. This place is one of the four most sacred pilgrimage sites along with Bodh Gaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar.

Maya Devi Temple

Maya Devi Temple Timings: 6:00 AM To 6:00 PM

7. Changu Narayan Temple

Changu Narayan Temple is the oldest Hindu temple where Lord Vishnu is worshipped located in Changunarayan, Nepal. The temple is located on the hilltop known as Dolagiri or Changu beside the flow of Manohara River. This temple is considered one of the ancient and oldest temples in Nepal. Photography is not allowed inside the temple.

Changu Narayan Temple

Changu Narayan Temple Timings: 9:00 AM To 9:00 PM

8. Doleshwar Mahadev Temple

Doleshwar Mahadev Temple is located in Bhaktapur District of Nepal. Lord Shiva is worshipped here and this temple has great significance. It is believed that this temple is a part of Mahabharata. A large number of devotees from India and other countries worship Lord Shiva. This temple is considered a major part of Kedarnath Jyotirling.

Doleshwar Mahadev Temple

Doleshwar Mahadev Temple Timings: 5:30 AM To 7:00 PM

9. Dakshin Kali Temple

Dakshin Temple is one of the famous Hindu temples located in Pharping near Kathmandu, Nepal. Various rituals and traditions are performed to worship Maa Kali. The temple is considered a top tourist place in Nepal visited by devotees. Balipratha has an important role at this temple. Maa Kali blesses and takes care of their devotees at this temple.

Dakshin kali Temple

Dakshinkali Temple Timings: 6:00 AM To 9:00 PM

Best Time To Visit Nepal

The best time to visit Nepal is from the month of October to December. In these months weather is calm and enjoyable to visit Nepal.

Hence, I hope this information regards famous temples in Nepal will be sufficient for you. If you have visited any of the temples or know about amazing facts of Nepal then let us know in the comment section.

Kinjal Jesani
Kinjal Jesani is a travel blogger acknowledging you about the India's pilgrimage site. Get ready for a knowing about a mysterious temple to a popular pilgrimage site with her. Thanks!

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