Tag: religious sites
Pokhara is a popular destination in Nepal, filled with many fascinating sights for tourists to investigate. One of the most popular and most visited of these is the intriguing Bindabasini Temple, known locally as Bindhyabasini Mandir. Standing proudly atop a hill, this striking temple looks calmly over the bustling city of Pokhara.
Anyone planning to visit Nepal will no doubt have ideas of exploring local customs and religions. For many, Nepal is the center of certain Buddhist philosophies and teachings and they aim to either explore this religion more fully or to adopt certain teachings themselves. Whether that is your goal or not, you will certainly find an abundance of religious sites in Nepal such as temples, ...
Kathmandu Valley, where you will find the capital of Nepal, is filled with many temples dedicated to the worship of the gods from the Hindu faith. One of these sacred places is called the Changu Narayan temple, considered to be one of the oldest Vishnu temples in Nepal's Kathmandu. The Changu Narayan Temple is dedicated solely to Narayan also known as Lord Vishnu.
One of many world heritage sights which can be found in Nepal, the Boudhanath Stupa, is not only impressive but also interesting. Located roughly 7 kilometers to the east of Kathmandu, the stupa is similar in many ways to the much older and more cherished Swayambhunath. According to legend the Boudhanath Stupa in Bodnath was built during the 5th century AD. It is notable as a place of ...
Patan City is situated near to the capital city of Nepal located in the Kathmandu valley. Patan city has been made famous for the large variety of art pieces that are found in its vicinity delighting the hordes of people that come to view the sacred temples. One of the popular temples that is visited by many Hindu worshipers is the Krishna Temple.
Nepal is one of the only kingdoms in the world where the majority of the local inhabitants have taken up the Hindu religion as a form of worship. There are many different temples and shrines throughout the whole country where one can go and pay homage to the different gods worshiped in the Hindu religion.
Bhaktapur is one of the three cities found in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal not far from the capital city of Kathmandu. The name Bhaktapur means "City of devotees". Today this ancient, medieval city, from the fifteenth century, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, which records buildings that are of cultural and natural value universally.
The Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery is a relatively small and new monastery that serves a very important role in the local community. It was established in the late 70s not long after the 16th Karmapa determined that it would be wise to establish a place in Swayambunath where the kalachakra practice could be performed. The Karmapa voiced his opinions to Tenga Rinpoche and not long ...
Located on an island in Nepal's Phewa Lake, stands the Barahi Temple. A visit to the island near the center of Lake Phewa is often included on tour packages in the area, and is certainly a must for anyone touring Pokhara. Set in stunning surroundings, many find Barahi Temple a peaceful place to relax, especially after canoing across the glistening waters of Phewa Lake.