Yaksheshwor Temple & Vajrayogini Temple

Yaksheshwor Temple

This double story replica of Pashupatinath stands at Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Inscriptions found in the temple indicate that the temple was built some time before 1487 AD. Attractive wood carvings decorated the struts tympanums and all the twelve gates of the temple.

Vajrayogini Temple

The temple of Vajragyogini, one of the famous temple of Kathmandu, is situated in Sankhu, a village in the north east of Kathmandu. Historians are of the opinion that the temple was renovated by Pratap Malla, a Malla king in 1655 AD. At present the temple is in beautiful pagoda style and it has three stories. The uppermost roof and see parts of even the middle one are glided with gold.

The goddess Vajrayogini enshrines the sanctum and she is worshipped by both the Hindus and the Buddhists. All of them unquestionably believe that she is a powerful deity and that listening to her mantra (magic spell) averts all sorts of calamities.

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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