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  • Address: Patan, Nepal 44700

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Krishna Mandir Temple Tours

One of the most spectacular architectural features of Durbar Square in the town of Patan is the eight-sided Krishna Mandir Temple. Built in 1637 by King Siddhinarsingh Malla, the sikhara-style temple features 21 golden pinnacles towering above the three-floor main structure. Each floor enshrines a different Hindu god: Krishna in the first, Shiva in the second and Lokeshwor in the third.

While most Nepalese temples are made from brick and wood, this one was built from intricately carved stone. While non-Hindus aren’t permitted to enter the temple itself, the spectacular facade can still be enjoyed. Carved beams along the first floor of the building depict scenes from the Mahabharata, while the second floor beam displays scenes from the Ramayana.

Each autumn, the temple hosts a major festival in honor of Krishna’s birthday.

Practical Info

While the temple survived the 2015 earthquake, some damage is currently being repaired, so you might find scaffolding over some of the facade.

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Private Half-Day Tour of Patan From Kathmandu, Kathmandu, null
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Private Half-Day Tour of Patan From Kathmandu

Patan City, the second biggest city in the valley is also known as Lalitpur or the “City of fine arts”.  Founded by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC, Patan ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kathmandu, Private ... 
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Private Full-Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley's UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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This full day private sightseeing tour takes you to Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage sites. Explore monuments that are considered some of the ...  Read more

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00

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