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Dakshinkali Temple

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Address: 20km (12mi) From Kathmandu, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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This temple is dedicated to the ferocious goddess Kali, to whom animals are...

This temple is dedicated to the ferocious goddess Kali, to whom animals are sacrificed twice a week.

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Bloody hell busrite but to nice see lokals offer at temple

Only visit on thuesday or saturday when lokals bring offers to tempel otherwise there is not much to see. Best time in morning or after 13.00 ( around 12 to 13 the clean the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Only visit on thuesday or saturday when lokals bring offers to tempel otherwise there is not much to see. Best time in morning or after 13.00 ( around 12 to 13 the clean the temple) No entry fee. For the real experience be squashed in lokal bus....we had a good laugh...but it was a hell of a busride standing stuck... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The temple is dedicated to goddess kali mean black or dark. Dark is one of the powerful secret energy that no body knew what will be the out comes. Temple is located south of kathmandu that is the reason the goddess is known as Dakshin kali mean south kali goddess temple. Driving from Kathmandu to temple is beautiful view of... More 

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Mantua, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

As this Temple lies to the South of the Kathmandu Valley as the seat of Kali, it is called Dakin Kali. On Tuesdays and Saturdays and some special power days, thousands of devotees visit this temple. Sometimes you may find sacrifices being offered here. When a person is healed from a life threatending diseases or from some dangerous situations, and... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is mine 4th time to worship here to get the blessings .If you are planning to go at saturday please be there by 4.30 am otherwise you have to wait 5/6 hours to worship .

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Thank dhurba123
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

To the southern part of Kathmandu, this temple lies for its pilgrims and followers to worship the Hindu Goddess 'Kali'. Famous for 'khuwa'- a local sweet pudding and the serene natural beauty around attracts the valley people to make a trip besides religious trip!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Located about 20km outside Kathmandu, 1km from Pharping village, it is one of the major temples of Nepal dedicated to the goddess Kali. Normally it is very crowded and many devotees offer animal sacrifices here. Entry is permitted to Hindus only. There are many stalls along the path leading to the temple.

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Thank Mayur S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

So many people told us to visit this temple. Very popular with locals. Went there and saw a huge line of people as it was Saturday. Animal sacrifice is done here to please the Goddess.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I went here to seek blessings from Goddess Kali with my wife. Huge crowd was there when we reached. what puts me off is animal sacrifice to please the goddess.

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Thank Sumitkoul
Jammu and Kashmir, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We went to get the blessings of Mata Dakshin Kali. We took around 1 hour to reach from Kathmandu on our bike. The drive was good. The only thing which I did not like about the place was that people were carrying animals(goats) and hen to sacrifice them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We went on a Saturday with the local bus. The trip itself was equally fun. The atmosphere is incredible the ritual is amazing to see its special and private to them so be careful when filming and taking photos not to disturb people. It's one of the best experiences we had in Nepal

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