Cultural Heritages of Nepal

rayann39 By rayann39, 2nd Jul 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Nepal is a rich country in historical and cultural monuments. There are are thousands of temples in Nepal and millions of devotees who go to worshiip in those temples.

Nyatapola Temple

Buiild in pagoda style, the temple of Nyatapola, was constructed in the year 1702 in Bhaktapur. Standing five-storeys in height, it is the tallest pagoda in Nepal. The figurines on each floor are spectacular and each storey is individually connected to the elements of sky, wind, water, fire and earth. The Nyatapola temple was built and dedicated to the goddess Siddhi Lakshmi or Siddhi Laxmi by king Bhupatindra Malla, providing the Nepalese with a place to worship her. Like so many of the other temples the image of the goddess that is contained within the temple of Nyatapola is viewed strictly by the priests only The temple is an excellent texture of Newari engineering glamour that makes the visitors feel great at a glance.
The upper parts of the temple got collapsed in the earthquake of 1990 B.S. (1932 A.D.). Then later it was renovated .The temple is guarded by Kutuwa (armed man), Kisi ( elephant), Sinha (lion),Garudasinha(eagle-lion)and Barah. The temple is artpiece of our ancestor which attract many people .One of the interesting fact about the temple is that it is said there is a cave tunnel inside the temple which ends and exits to the Suryabinayak temple of god Ganesh which is about half an hour away located on the hillside.


Nyatapola Temple Five-Storeyed Temple

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