Krishna Mandir (the temple of Krishna), one of the most famous temples of Nepal, is situated in Patan Durbar Square, Patan. this Sikhara style stone temple reflects the grandeur of Nepalese stone temple-craft at its height. The temple was built in 1673 AD by a famous Malla King of Patan, Siddhinarsingha Malla.
The floor sanctum of the temple is designed in such a way that it can be circumambulated. The sanctum contains the image of Krishna. A Shiva linga is installed in the precinct of the second floor. The outer wall of the temple also are equally significant because they depict various important scenes from the epic. Mahabharata. Right in front of the temple stands a stone pillar, on which the image of Garuda is mounted.
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.