Ramchandra Temple & Bhuvaneshwori Temple

Ramchandra Temple

This temple is situated in Battisputali, Kathmandu. it was constructed by Sanaksimha Tandan in 1871 AD. Its architectural design is the biggest of all the Ramchandra temples in Nepal: the sanctum of the temple can accommodate more than a hundred people for pray.

The sanctum of the main temple of the main temple contains life size image Ram, Sita (Ram’s consort), Laxman, Bharat and Satrughna (His three brothers). The space outside the main sanctum contains the images of Shiva, Vishnu and Devi. In addition to regular religious rites, thousands of devotees after worship here on the occasion of Ram Navami (the birthday of Ram Chandra).

Bhuvaneshwori Temple

The temple stands near the road on way to Pashupatinath from Gaushala. It originally built by a Lichhavi king Shiva Dev. The stone images and Shiva Linga installed in it are obviously antique and offer a good example of ancient stone sculpture. Along with them, example of 17th century wood carving can also be found in abundance here because the tipple acquired its present shape and design due to the reconstruction and additions made in different ages. At present it is a pagoda with two stories.

The image that enshrines the sanctum of the temple in different from that to the others. It is in the form of a Yantra. Nobody except the priest of the temple is allowed to enter the sanctum

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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