Adinatha, Sikhara Narayan & Dakshinkali Kali


The Buddhist Temple of Adinatha is located at Chovar hilltop to the south of Kirtipur. The temple has 3 stories the upper roof of which is made of bronze sheet and the lower two are made of ordinary tile. The tympanum, struts and gates of the temple are full of excellent word carvings.

Married women pay homage here with the hope of being blessed with child.

Sikhara Narayan

This temple of Narayan is located at Pharping on way to Dakshinkali. The image of Trivikrama enshrines the sanctum of the temple. It is believed that the temple was built by a Lichachhavi King, Haridatta Varma.

Dakshin Kali

The famous Shrine of Dakshinkali is situated near a small stream two km south of Sikhara Narayana Temple of Pharping. The deity of the shrine is called Dakshinkali because the word Dakshinkali means south and this shrine is situated in the southern cordial point of the valley of Kathmandu.

The area around the temple is extremely beautiful and the pilgrims visiting the place are counted in thousands especially on Saturdays.

This Article and upcoming posts are extracted from the book, TOURIST INFORMATION DIRECTORY, 1997. by my Late Father Journalist, Sociologist & Anthropologists, Er. Ramesh Chandra Bandhu Bhattarai


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