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    Bhairavnath temple

    by vinod-bhojak Written Jun 4, 2014

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    One of the main temples in Taumadhi Square built as a one-story pagoda during the reign of King Jagat Jyoti Malla, later changed into a three-storey temple in 1718 A.D. by King Bhupatindra Malla, this temple now stands for its artistic grandeur. Bhairavnath temple is dedicated to Lord Bhairav - the god of Terror.The inner part of the temple has the head of Bhairav. It is said that the head of Bhairav was chopped off by a tantric with an intention to keep him back in Bhaktapur city. This temple is also made in the style of a pagoda. The famous Nyatapola Temple is situated near this temple.

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    The Peacock Window: Mona Lisa of Nepal

    by vinod-bhojak Written May 26, 2014

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    The Peacock Window, which is also called the "Mona Lisa of Nepal", is a rare masterpiece in wood. dating back to the early 15th century, the unique latticed window has an intricately carved peacock in its center. The window adorns the Pujari Math which, with rows of exquisitely carved windows and doors, is equally appealing. The building presently houses the Woodcarving Museum

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    The Brass & Bronze Museum

    by vinod-bhojak Written May 26, 2014

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    The Brass & Bronze Museum, housed in the historic Chikanpha Math, is the next highlight of the Square. It has a wide collection of bronze and brasswares including the ritual jars, utensils, water vessels, pots, spittoons and similar other household items.

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    Dattatreya Square

    by vinod-bhojak Written May 26, 2014

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    Dattatreya Square is another famous site where you can see many Hindu monasteries called maths and temple and museums. The three-story pagoda-style Dattatreya Temple, with statue of the Hindu deity was built by King Yaksha Malla in 1428. It is claimed that the building was constructed from a single piece of wood from one tree. The Pujari Math, which houses the Woodcarving Museum and dates back to the early 15th century, is adorned with the intricately carved Peacock Window. The Chikanpha Math, across the street, houses the Brass and Bronze Museum, with its collection of ancient Malla housewares and ritual metalware.

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    Taumadhi Square of Bhaktapur

    by vinod-bhojak Written May 25, 2014

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    Smaller than Durbar square and just a five minute walk further is Taumadhi Square. think it is one of the most strategic square in town, since many hotels, restaurant, and shops were here.This one is dominated by the tallest temple in Nepal - the five storey Nyatapola Temple.Climb the steep stairs for a fantastic view across rooftops to the mountains beyond. On the left is Bhairava Temple. Propped up alongside the temple are two huge chariot wheels. These are from a chariot used in the Bisket festival each April. From here it is a short walk on to potter square.

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    Potter's Square :A living museum

    by vinod-bhojak Written May 24, 2014

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    it is interesting to see how they make the pottery and how they live around the square.A two-minute walk south of Durbar Square brings you to Bolachhen, also known as Potter's Square because of the many potters seen here molding wet clay into different kinds of earthenware. It has a display if fresh pottery left out to dry in the open square. I liked the atmosphere of the locals minding their own business and doing their daily jobsThis place can be approached from Taumadhi Square also. The elephant-headed Lord Ganesh is the patron of potters, thus the Jeth Ganesh temple in the square.

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    Nyatapola Temple

    by vinod-bhojak Written May 24, 2014

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    The height of this five stories temple is at about 30 meters tall. It is one of the tallest temple in all around Kathmandu Valley, and the tallest one in Bhaktapur built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1702 A.D,iIs one of the excellent examples of nepali architecture and mythical figures and figures of gods and animals are curved in every nook and corner of the temple. The staircase has giant statues of animals on both sides. It is breathtakingly beautiful and the stairs are possible to be climbed in, so we can see almost some part of Bhaktapur city and the Himalaya mountains in the distance from the top floor. The temple has many great details, include ten statues in the stairs

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    Fasi Dega Temple

    by vinod-bhojak Written May 23, 2014

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    When I walked in Bhaktapur Durbar Square I found many temple most of them made in diffrent style. The bizarre-looking Fasi Dega temple is another odd remnant of the post-earthquake initiatives. The large, white Fasi Dega Temple is dedicated to Shiva and it is one of the tallest temples in the second part of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The temple sits on six stage plinth with elephant guardians at the bottom steps, lions and bulls above them. The bull is Shiva’s vehicle. Today, the whitewashed dome structure is nothing more than a house for the deity, but it is clearly out of scale compared to the preserved temple base.

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    Chayasilin Mandap

    by vinod-bhojak Written May 22, 2014

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    East of the Great Bell, next to the palace, there is an eight sided pavilion of Chayasalin Mandap, It was originally made by Yaksha Malla in remembrance of his queen, but has been recently reconstructed after its destruction the earthquake. With windows that open in all directions, the Chasalin Mandap, offers a prime view of the Durbar Square.This octagonal construction with an open corridor on the ground floor was destroyed completely during the earthquake in 1934. However, we can still admire it thanks to the reconstruction meticulously carried out in the years 1987-1990 with the German government's support.

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    Siddhi Laxmi Temple

    by vinod-bhojak Written May 22, 2014

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    At the southeastern corner of the royal palace is the Siddhi Lakshmi Temple. This is known as the ‘Lohan Dega’ or the stone temple. The Siddhi Lami Temple has a staircase that's guarded by male and female attendants, with a dog and child each, horses, rhinoceros',half-men half-lions and camels. Goddess Siddhi Laxmi is a Trantric deity representing the most powerful female force. Legend goes that the temple was built by the King in the advice of the astrologers to pacify god Bhairav and maintain a harmonious balace of male and female principal.

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    Vatsala Devi temple

    by vinod-bhojak Written May 22, 2014

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    The Vatsala temple is located next to the Big Bell of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It is a replica of Krishna TempleVatsala Devi temple of Patan built during the time of King Jitamitra MaIla. The temple is dedicated to Vatsala Devi, a form of Goddess Durga. Built entirely from stone, in Shikhara style, the temple's roof is adorned with statues of different gods and goddesses and .its stairway is flanked by elephants and two fantastic horses. In front of the temple is a small bell which is known as the Khicha Kho Gan (Dog Barking Bell) installed by King Bhupatindra Malla.its nice to see.

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    The bell-of barking dogs

    by vinod-bhojak Written May 21, 2014

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    You can see on main chowk of Bhaktapur Darbar square a big bronze bell, known to local residents as "the bell-of barking dogs," as when it is rung, dogs in the vicinity begin barking and howling. The colossal bell was hung by King Ranjit Malla in 1737 AD and was used to sound the daily curfew. It is nowadays rung every morning when goddess Taleju is worshiped

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    The Palace of Fifty-five Windows

    by vinod-bhojak Written May 21, 2014

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    The Palace of Fifty-five Windows located in the centre of Bhaktapur Durbar square was built by King Bhupatindra Malla, but not completed until 1754 during the reign of Jaya Ranjit Malla, who was the last of the Bhaktapur Malla kings.This palace is named the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows because it has fifty-five carved wooden windows on its facade. This palace is built around a number of inner courtyards that are linked together. It is said that there were 99 courtyards originally but only nine of them are present today.
    Another remarkable feature of this palace is the main entrance gate, called "The Golden Gate”. King Jayastithi Malla later added this gate to the palace in the early eighteenth century. This gate is decorated by gold plated embossed metal work. It leads to the first courtyard of the palace.
    This palace showing up ancient architecture well preserved as part of ancient city .and amazing to have different window for each and very detailed and find carving of windows. this building is adjacent to golden gate and next to many other temples.

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    Nag Pokhari:Royal bath

    by vinod-bhojak Updated May 21, 2014

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    I have seen many pokharis (Pond) in Kathamandu velly when I saw Nag Pokhari in Bhaktapur darbar square. Nag in Nepali means serpent and pokhari means pond.This place was surrounded by good environment. Nag pokhari was more beautiful than other pokharis. There were statue of Nag in the middle of ponds which was made of metal.Its says that royal people used to take bath on this pond but there was no water in it so nobody can take bath now.

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    The Golden Gate

    by vinod-bhojak Updated May 20, 2014

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    The Golden gate is the entrance of the 55 windows Royal Palace which is one of the main attractions of Bhaktapur.This beautiful gate built by King Ranjit Malla in 1753.The door is surmounted by a figure of the goddess Kali and Garuda (the mythical man – bird) and attended by two heavenly nymphs.Its also called Sun dhoka it means in Nepali Sun Gate

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