Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple)

Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple), Varanasi

Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple)

Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple)
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miq
Stupava, Slovakia96 contributions
take 2 rounds around the shrine
Feb 2020
near the Manikarina ghat, you cannot miss this nice little temple once built by a Nepali prince.
in the building nearby several old men/women living their last days near to Ganges and awaiting their time to be cremated on the shore...
Written 17 March 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,46,645 contributions
Distinctive looking Shiva temple
Jan 2020
The Nepali Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. The architecture of the building stands in contrast to the buildings and other temples nearby and in Varanasi. The building is distinctly Nepalese/Oriental in style, more so in the basic Pagoda look. Inside, there’s a single room sanctum. There are upper levels, but it didn’t look like it was possible to climb up. The building also stands out for the terracotta building material which again gives it distinctive colouration. The temple is located close to Lalita Ghat, which is another popular site in Varanasi, so it’s worth combining a visit to both.

Plus one for it’s distinctive look.
Written 6 January 2020
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,019 contributions
Who doesn't know the Nepal architecture, here can get some idea
Aug 2019
We visited this temple during a guided hike through the northern ghats in Varanasi.
The hike took place on foot because in the height of the monsoon season (we were in Varanasi in August) the high level of the Ganges water prevents from visiting the ghats by sailing on the river, therefore navigation is closed by authority.
Arriving at this temple from the ground therefore implies the - not pleasant - crossing of a part of the urban fabric affected at this time by extensive demolitions, in order to expand the space for religious meetings, processions, etc. close to the Ganges.
The arrival at the Kathwala (ie, "wooden") Temple is much more pleasant, an oasis of peace, silence and relative cleanliness.
The temple stands at the top of the Lalita Ghat, but we didn't see anything of the staircase, precisely because of the high water. On the right of the facade of the temple stands a Ficus religiosa; on the left, a "dharamshala" featuiring a similar Naplese style.
Who doesn't know Nepal (like us) will be able at least to positively evaluate the fact that it is possible to admire this specimen of Kathmandu in Varanasi: to appreciate for example the very refined fretwork windows of the temple; the sculpted figurines that adorn it, and which have earned the monument the title of "small Khajuraho"; on the whole, the beautiful contrast between the red brick and the black colours, which make the temple's layout so typical.
Written 12 November 2019
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Soumyajit Saha
Kolkata, India399 contributions
Nepali Temple
May 2019 • Solo
Nepali Temple is located in Varanasi. It is a beautiful temple to look at.. Wonderful marvel piece of art.
Written 29 August 2019
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drskpandey
Bengaluru, India59 contributions
Lord Pashupatinath Temple
Dec 2018 • Family
Nepali style Lord Pashupatinath temple.Wooden structure, on the second floor different poses of Kamasutra is depicted.Old structure, some more care is required to save the architectural value of this great temple.
Written 22 January 2019
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TravellerMentor
Navi Mumbai, India550 contributions
Unique!
Dec 2018 • Family
A different culture and epic architecture of Temple will sure steal your heart.I went with my family over here.peace Environment, Beautiful monument and colorful temple were incredible.
Written 19 January 2019
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Valentina B
Rome, Italy14 contributions
A Tibetan place in Benares
Feb 2018 • Solo
A peaceful and interesting place situated in a perfect spot to admire the Ganga River.
It's worth at least a visit!
Written 4 December 2018
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Karpagavalli
Chennai, India471 contributions
Temple of Kathmandu
Nov 2017
The main deity is lord shiva worshipped as lord pasupathinath in lingam form. Temple is believed to be the similar at Kathmandu in Nepal. This is one of the must visit temple of kasi
Written 25 August 2018
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Globetrotter Srilekha
Delhi, India37 contributions
Glimpse of Nepal In Varanasi
Jul 2018 • Business
The Nepali Temple on Lalita Ghat is a glimpse to the spiritual Nepal. This is my first visit to this place. It just takes you away from Varanasi and kind of transports us to the Himalayan Kingdom,
Written 25 July 2018
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BantakalDotCom
Udupi, India1,560 contributions
Nepali Style temple in Varanasi
May 2018 • Family
This was different from the normal temple which you see in Varanasi. Wooden and near to ghat. Good temple for photography or to see Nepali architecture without going to Nepal.
Written 10 July 2018
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