Nepali TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
- Address: Lalita Ghat Varanasi, India
- Timings: 04:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors
Nepali architecture is a unique strain of art and pragmatism. Nepal is situated in between trade routes from India to Tibet and China. Therefore Nepali architecture has been influenced by these cultures. The Nepali Temple in Varanasi is a replica of the famous Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. There is evidence to suggest that the land was actually transferred by the ruler of Varanasi to the Nepalese king back in 1843.
The 167-year-old structure, the Lalita Devi temple, is headed by Pandit Gopal Prasad Adhikari. The temple and its dharamshala belongs to the Nepal government. He is a Nepali migrant and a teacher of Vedanta Darshan and proud to have a bit of Nepal in India. The temple is also called Mini Khajuraho because of its exquisite art work. A special wood had been used while building this temple to ensure safety against termites. The workers were brought in from Nepal and there is a display of excellent craftsmanship. It is surrounded by tamarind and peepal trees. There is a statue of Nandi Bull outside the garbagriha. Nandi is the name for the bull which serves as the mount of the god Shiva and as the gatekeeper of Shiva and Parvathi. The Garbha Griha is the innermost sanctum of a Hindu temple. The primary deity resides here and in this case it is Shiva Lingam called Pashupatinath Mahadeva.
The temple offers magnificent views of Varanasi and the holy River Ganges. From the temple’s platform, there is a unique perspective of the city’s everyday life. Visitors walking along the Ghats, a tired pilgrim stopping for a rest, an Indian tour group, perhaps a family of monkeys. A tourist attraction for visitors from all over the world, it is said to be unparalleled to any other temple in India. The temple presents a beautiful opportunity to observe and appreciate the art of Kama Sutra carved out of wood.
- A nice little temple, a peaceful refuge from the chaotic pace of Varanasi.
- Get a guide to explain the historical facts.
- It is clean and not crowded.
- Lessons in Sanskrit are held for small boys in the temple.
- Culture and language are well preserved in this place.
- Tourists can attend ceremonies where songs are sung and offerings are made to the Lord Shiva.
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81.86% of people who visit Varanasi include Nepali Temple in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
50.67% of people start their Nepali Temple visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Nepali Temple
57.14% of people prefer walking in order to reach Nepali Temple
the temple is a historical place as is the case with most of the places in varanasi but it has a unique place of its own in all that. it is constructed in the architectural form of the temples of Nepal hence the name. the setting is quiet and cool. the old wooden benches here can be a good place to relax and unwind' ]
The story of the Nepali temple located in Varanasi is very interesting and it takes you directly into the 19th century. As you know by name, this Nepali temple is made in Nepalese architecture. Interestingly, it is one of Varanasi's oldest Shiva temples. Yes, you heard absolutely right, the chief god of this Nepali temple is Lord Shiva.Long ago, King Rana Bahadur Shah of Nepal took exile in Varanasi. They decided that they would make a Shiva temple in the same place as the Pashupatinath temple, established in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital. Although the construction of the temple was started during his exile, it took 30 years of complete time to complete it. At the time of the construction of the temple, King Rana Bahadur Shah returned to Nepal, where he was stabbed to death by his half brother Sher Bahadur Shah. After his death, the temple was completed by 20 years after the deadline of his son Girnar Bikram Shah Dev.Do you know that this temple of Nepal is also known as 'Chhota Khajuraho' or 'Nepali Temple'? Yes, it is said so because the statues that are carved in this wooden temple look similar to the Khajuraho monument, hence it is also called small Khajuraho.
You will see, nepali wooden architecture here. A temple constructed by famous Nepali king, and is supervised by Nepali government.
Nepali Mandir (नेपाली मंदिर), also known as (Kanthwala Mandir and Mini Khajuraho) (Kanthwala in Hindi means wooden), is one of the oldest and most famous temples in the holy city of Varanasi. This temple has great religious importance in Hinduism and is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Constructed in the 19th century A.D by the King of Nepal, the temple is made of terracotta, stone and wood and is replica of the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu.
A Temple Which is taken care by nepal government. A replica of pashupatinath mandir in kathmandu