Jagat Narayan Temple & Vajravarahi

Jagat Narayan Temple

The Shikhara style temple of Jagat Narayan stands on the bank of Bagmati at Sankhamul, Patan. The temple was built in 1830 AD. by Jagat Samsher. 

The image of Narayan (one of the many names of lord Vishnu) enshrines the sanctum of the temple. The images of Garuda and Ganesh mounted on stone pedestals are also remarkable. They belong to the category of some of the biggest images of Nepal.


The temple of Vajravarahi is situated in a small village called Chapagaun, nine kilometers south of the city of Patan. The temple is devoted to the goddess Varahi, the consort of Varaha (one of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu). 

Many devotees from different parts of the country come here to pay homage to the goddess. The temple is important also because of the fact that both the Hindus and the Buddhists offer worship to the goddess with the equal degree of faith

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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