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Four Reincarnations of Lord Bishnu

Shesh Narayan

Shesh Narayan an oldest among many temples of Nepal, built by King Haridutta Varma of ancient Lichavi period.Shesh Narayan

Shesh Narayan Temple, dedicated to Lord Narayan (aka Bishnu) one of his many reincarnations.

This temple located near Dakshinkali, southwest of Kathmandu valley, at Pharping area, Shesh Narayan temple stands beneath a big hill cliff, this temple visited by thousands of people throughout the year, other interesting part of this temple premises a clear fresh water pond with fishes, and a sculpture of Lord Ganesh and Lord Hanuman.

A popular place for pilgrimage offering prayer to the Lord Vsihnu /  Shesh Nayarayan with other Hindu and Buddhist deities.

Ichangu Narayan

Another reincarnation of Lord Narayan is Ichangu Narayan situated three kilometers, Northwest of Kathmandu valley and from Swayambhunath Temple. Ichangu Narayan
The temple can be seen from Swayambhunath a small part of it.

Built with two floors pagoda style architecture, the temple was constructed in 1200 A.D. This temple, famous for its beautiful location and this is a god’s of power fulfilling wishes.

Sculpture of Garuda and other Vaishnavite symbols, makes this temple a wonderful place with phenomenal carving and creatively built temples and statues. This temple is worth for a half or a day trip. The greenery, forest and villages of this nice place are the other main attraction and to stay here for a while reaching this by hike or on drive.

Changu Narayan

Most famous among four Narayan temples, Changu Narayan, situated outskirt and above from the medieval and traditional Newar city of Bhaktapur,
a Hindu templededicated to Lord Vishnu or Narayan whicChangu Narayanh is 8 km east from Kathmandu city area.

Temple was built around 325 A.D. during Licheva period dedicated to Lord Narayan.

Visitors are fascinated for its fine intricate wood and metal craved arts, architecture and amazing construction of this ancient temple.

The surroundings area of the temple premises lines with traditional and typical Nepalese style houses near the Manahara river, which flows near by the hill making this place a charming with its serene, ambiance surrounding.

Bishankhu Narayan

Surrounded by thick forest, around 10 km away from Sidhhipur, Lalitpur, lies the temple of Lord Bishankhu Narayan. Thousands of people visit this place every year. Especially on auspicious time as per Hindu Luna calendar, a big festival and celebration takes place at Tihar with thousands of devotees and pilgrims.

The sculpture of God is inside the cave. The small cave makes theBishankhu Narayan temple interesting, splendid view of Kathmandu valley from this place.

A great and delightful opportunity for Photographers to capture nature at its best and a chance to observe different types of trees and vegetations, this place is abundant with fresh water from its natural springs  a place with immense farming raising buffaloes and cows for milk which is one of the main product of this area.  The villagers are very depended on farming and breeding animals for its rich milks to supply around Kathmandu.

Chandeshwori Temple on the way to Jhor:

Chandeshwori Mata
Chandeshwori Mata

About 10 kilometers distance away from Kathmandu city, just 30 minutes ride on motor bikes, following the road to Jhor, about 10 minutes away on the right side of Jhor to reach this old and impressive Chandeshwori temple, surrounded with green forest and small populated villagers, the big black sculpture of ferocious looking goddess Chandeshwori attracts devotees to visit this temple.

Lord Shiva
Lord Shiva

The Lord Shiva’s shrine around this temple is equally important with magnificent sculpture of Shiva that makes its visitors to take pictures of this interesting monument. As this temple located on a small hill surrounded with greenery, where visitors and pilgrims finds peace in this lovely ambiance environment and taking shots with their camera of this beautiful surrounding.

Unlike other temple of Lord Shiva, this interesting temple built on top of a small hill top, offering eye catching scenery of surrounding rolling hills and valley, some part of Kathmandu Valley can be seen from the wonderful spot.

Festival like New year, Teej, Sarashwati Puja, Shivaratri (MahaShivaratri), Holi, GhodeJatra (Festival of Horses), Buddha Jayanti, GaiJatra (Cow Festival), Krishna Janmastami, IndraJatra, Dashain and Tihar. These festivals are celebrated all over the country. Among these festivals ‘BisketJatra’ which falls in New Year, the main and major festival of the place, a big fair takes place where huge number of devotees comes here to take part in this fair to worship with offering to the deities.

Sapantirtha
Sapantirtha

On the way to Jhor, Sapantirtha also can be visited; huge number of devotees comes here for pray and worship god and goddess during the same time of Bisket Jatra festival as well. At present young people come here and ride their bike beyond Jhor for picnic and fun, in the shade of beautiful cascading waterfalls and getting cool and wet just near by the temple of Lord Shiva (Baundeshwor).

This place is famous for its green forest and high volume of water creating beautiful waterfall near temple. Hundreds of people visit every day to enjoy the waterfall and the river closeby.

Chandeshowri temple
Chandeshowri temple