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Dakshinkali Temple

20km 12mi From Kathmandu, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 1-4700139
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This temple is dedicated to the ferocious goddess Kali, to whom animals are sacrificed twice a week.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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20km 12mi From Kathmandu, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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"goddess kali"
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"local bus"
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"hindu religion"
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"religious site"
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"natural beauty"
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"kathmandu city"
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"shops selling"
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"sacrifice"
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"animals"
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"ritual"
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"slaughter"
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"sacrificial"
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"bike"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taking a depth knowledge of Hindu religion now is impossible. So you can just visit such preserved sites and imagine the depth and reality of Hindu religion. Good place to visit near Kathmandu.

Thank Nabin D
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I have been to Hindu temples all over the world, but never had I seen live animal sacrifice. While you do not actually see the slaughter, you see the animals brought to be sacrificed and then immediately after, you see the bloodied body. Throngs of...More

Thank PlatinumHoney
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Dakshinkali temple is an old temple in Kathmandu. It has a long historical importance. It is nice to visit the temple for darshan for those having faith in the religion of Hindu.

Thank schroff
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

This temple can be reached by a local bus as well. But we booked a car, it was fun. We had to stay in a queue to see the goddess. It was all good but while leaving we saw a lot of blood. That was...More

Thank Ashima T
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Dakshinkali Temple is very famous Temple amongst in Nepal. Generally people do visit due to the on route way to hetauda and kulekhani also. Special day seems to be saturday where maximum number of religious mass will perform puja, where one should wait almost 3-4...More

Thank bibekpoudel07
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Located 1 hr 45 minutes away from Kathmandu, this temple is situated in a peaceful location. With the increase in number of resorts in this area it is good to stay overnight and catch the first puja early in the morning. The area is popular...More

Thank Aruna123
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Kali is a great and loving goddess of ancient Hindu religion. The name Kali is derived from Kaal or time. Dakshin means south and so this form of Kali is facing the south. It is believed that goddess Kali resides in the south, where Lord...More

Thank bose_rima
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Dakshinkali is a temple of a Hindu Goddess. Mostly temples have devoted items loitering on the floor but this temple is always clean whenever I have been there. Since its in the outskirts we can move out with picnic kit and look for a good...More

Thank 123_123Kathmandu
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We went on our bike and had an awesome time. When we reached there I was shocked to see the number of stairs to reach there. What I did not like was that people were carrying some goats and hens to sacrifice them.

1  Thank Ashima T
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

I have been there for more than 10 times. I used to go with my family and friends. This is a naturally beautiful and we really enjoyed there. This is little bit far from Kathmandu city but once when we reach there we feel natural...More

Thank Shishir B
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