Nepali Temple

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  • 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 Temple - Review

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.

Nepali Temple Information

  • 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.

Restaurants Near Nepali Temple

  • Festive Villa: Continental
  • Madhur Milan Cafe: Indian
  • Lotus Lounge: Continental
  • Kerala Cafe: South Indian

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  • Nepali Temple Address: Lalita Ghat Varanasi, India
  • Nepali Temple Timing: 04:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Nepali Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Nepali Temple(preferred time): 04:00 am - 11:55 am
  • Time required to visit Nepali Temple: 00:30 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Nepali Temple

  • 95% of people who visit Varanasi include Nepali Temple in their plan

  • 42.86% of people start their Nepali Temple visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Nepali Temple

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

70.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nepali Temple

People normally club together Manikarnika Ghat and Dashashwasmedh Ghat while planning their visit to Nepali Temple.

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  • 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 shiv. 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 pashupathinath temple  in kathmandu. very clean place and butiful place👍👍👌👌👌👌👌

  • Traditional Architecture. Pashupatinath Temple. Beautiful because everything is preserved. untouched by 2015 earthquake that has destroyed Nepal

  • Like whaaat? You make a Nepali temple that doesn't serve momos? Really disappointed. The place is nice actually. Would recommend if you have some free time and want to see some cool stuff.

  • The Nepali temple is a replica of one of the most peaceful and heart touching temple of lord Shiva i.e. Pashupati Nath of Nepal. This temple is situated at Lalita Ghaat , Varanasi. Varanasi bears the different hindu cultures in one place. This is the reason why Varanasi is called cultural, religious and heritage city of India.

  • Nepal temple is very important and famous temple in Varanasi .I like with family.

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