Nepali Hindu Temple

Nepali Hindu Temple
Nepali Hindu Temple

The Nepali Hindu Temple, situated in the sacred city of Varanasi, is one of the oldest and most venerated temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built by Nepal’s King back in 19th century A.D., this temple consists of terracotta, stone and wood materials and serves as a clone to Pashupatinath Temple at Kathmandu. You can find it on Lalita Ghat, 3.8 km away from Varanasi Junction railway station or 100 m South-West from Manikarnika Ghat – both prime sites for pilgrimage worshipers around India!

When King of Nepal Rana Bahadur Shah was exiled from the region (1800-1804), he found refuge in Kashi where he adopted a new identity as Swami Nirgunananda. While there, His Majesty chose to build an exact replica of Kathmandu’s Pashupatinath temple in Kashi as a homage to his former homeland.

The building of the temple was a lengthy process, spanning three decades. During this time period, King Rana Bahadur Shah had to travel back to Nepal, where he was unfortunately slain by his step brother Sher Bahadur Shah. His son Vikram Shah then took up the mantle and completed construction in just 20 years – an impressive feat!

This temple is an amazing work of art crafted from the finest terracotta, wood, and stone by Nepalese artisans. It was constructed with materials purchased in Nepal including sheesham and shekhua tree wood for its timelessness and protection against termites even to this day.

The temple, which is built in the style of Nepalese architecture, stands surrounded by tamarind and peepal trees. Its unique Pagoda-style structure has been carefully carved out of wood to replicate the sculptures found at Khajuraho Group Monuments – earning it its other title as “Mini Khajuraho”.

The Pashupatinath Temple of Kashi is one of the most ancient temples, admired for its astounding aesthetic and effectual Nepali architecture. Each day, visitors from all over the world flock to witness this grandeur first-hand and bask in its enchanting beauty.

During the summertime, temperatures in Varanasi can be unbearably hot and dry which makes sightseeing difficult. The best time to visit is during winter when you’ll have cooler temperatures with a gentle breeze throughout the day. Not only that but storms offer a pleasant change of pace – from light to heavy showers – elevating its beauty even further for those who come here on vacation!

By Rail
Varanasi Junction: 6 Km, Mughalsarai Junction: 17 Km, Maduadih Railway Station: 4 Km, Varanasi City: 2 Km

By Air
Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, which is around 26 km away from the northwest of Varanasi.

By Bus
Varanasi Bus Stand at a distance of nearly 4 kilometres from the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

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