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Budhanilkantha

ca. 9 km sudlich von Kathmandu. | Narayanthan, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Visit Budhanilkantha Temple - The House of the Sleeping Lord Vishnu
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ca. 9 km sudlich von Kathmandu. | Narayanthan, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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"sleeping position"
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"unique temple"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly our day trip started in this vile, messy and unpleasant place. We entered shortly after a goat had been sacrificed and was writing in pain and taking its last breaths. Not recommended unless you enjoy watching animals needlessly suffering.

Thank Backpacker_Bill
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its one of the religious place for Nepalese, The temple is the Avatar of lord Bishnu where he is lying on Snakes (Naga Dev).

Thank A S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lord Vishnu in sleeping position. Excellent view. We can see very close. very small temple. Beautiful statue. A must visit for all travelers.

Thank PM_Suresh
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Not to be confused with Buddha, this is a temple for the Hindhu God, Vishnu. The name directly translates to Old Blue Throat. This is located about 30 mins drive from Thamel and houses a reclining statute of the Lord Vishnu on a large serpent....More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu has many incarnations. One of them is the Narayan, the creator of all life and the god who rests on cosmic sea. The 5m-long image of Vishnu as Narayan was created in the 7th century from...More

Thank Soojansth
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

This open air temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, who, in the form of a reclining statue, floats in a pool (tank). The black stone statue is about 15-16 feet long. On the day of our tour, there were many devotees leaving offerings of fruit...More

Thank jdc8mbc
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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a very powerful place. Lord Vishnu is in lying position in water. So people come to get the blessings of Lord Vishnu. Some more gods are also there.

Thank Ashima T
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

First time saw such a huge statue of the Lord, apparently floating on the waters. Such ancient temples inspire devotion and good behavior, so highly recommend them.

1  Thank Vishnu_Pendyala
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Temple is situated on northern end of Kathmandu. There is statue of Lord Vishnu lying on seshnag in a pool. There are various stories about this temple. According to one story, a farmer named Neelkanth found the statue while ploughing the field. Farmer was old...More

Thank Ronit G
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

The place is very refreshing and calm. I prefer to say a mind refresher for a short weekend visit and refreshment. Take a walk or go cycling the place never disappoints. Highly recommended for a short trek. Shivapuri National Park is few km away from...More

Thank Kamal P
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