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Vaisha Dev (Toothache Tree)

Bangemudha Square | Old Kathmandu, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Ummm - interesting!!

This is the shrine to the toothache God and according to locals it works if you have toothache and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cazbatt
,
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Tap a coin in to the multitudes and pray

Some people believe that a coin will relieve the pain but if/when that wears off and the pain is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kciff
,
Kathmandu, Nepal
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“belief” (4 reviews)
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Bangemudha Square | Old Kathmandu, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the shrine to the toothache God and according to locals it works if you have toothache and make an offering when you have toothache it will do (if it doesn't there are lots of dentist on the next street who will help you...More

Thank cazbatt
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Some people believe that a coin will relieve the pain but if/when that wears off and the pain is still there you can try one of the many dentist shops near by that have very interesting equipment in their display ( some very archaic).

Thank Kciff
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

When roaming in the streets of Thamel. If you roam and reach the intersection you see a huge piece of Timber and coins are nailed into that. That's a belief that if you have toothache just nail a coin and the pain is gone.

Thank Ashima T
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Frequented by the locals as a 'healing deity of toothache', this open temple lies between Kathmandu Durbar Sqaure and Thamel. When locals have toothache, still today, before going to the dentist they take a small coin of any denomination, make a hole on it and...More

Thank bhumi1008
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I saw a pile of coins and when I went close found as if it's a branch of some tree and some numerous coins have been embedded on it. Strange belief when you nail a coin in it your toothache goes away.

Thank vineet4u2016
Reviewed 21 October 2016

While roaming around in Thamel, we reached a place where we saw a lots of shops which fix teeth not exactly a dental clinic. Then in sometime we saw a little bump near a wall, and thousands of coins were embedded on that. Then we...More

Thank Sumitkoul
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Vaisha Dev (toothache tree) is a small lump of a tree with lots of coins fixed on it. There is a strange belief that if you have any pain in the tooth. You go fix a coin your pain will go. It is no doubt...More

Thank Ashima T
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Interesting and quirky attraction. Was a little tough to find, the dozen or so locals we asked did not know where it was, but wandering the streets to find it was half the fun! Located on the corner of a street meeting a small square...More

5  Thank 322Tim
Reviewed 14 May 2013

We came across this small but interesting 'tree' whilst walking in the Thamel area and were fascinated by its story. Supposedly if you have toothache you nail a coin to the 'tree' and the gods will give you relief. Not sure how this works but...More

2  Thank SteveJacksonnufc
Reviewed 29 January 2012

A must visit for the dentists... It's an old dental street with still many traditional tooth pullers. Stone god is a small rock with many nailed coin. the belief goes that if you have a toothache, you go there and nail a coin and your...More

3  Thank ednapkath
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