Although reminiscent of the ethnicities of India and China, Nepal has its own diverse cultural flavor. While it would take a long time to visit all of Nepal’s cultural magnetisms, but if you really wish to explore the cultural side of Nepal, you ought to visit the country’s top temples that truly describe the ethnicity and religious traditions in Nepal. So if you’re planning to travel around in Nepal, these are the seven must visit temples to learn about the traditional Nepal culture.
This is Nepal’s utmost holy Hindu site and amongst the most popular places to visit in Nepal. Situated on the banks of the Bagmati River that flows through Kathmandu, the temple is continuously busy with pilgrims and sadhus. Enthusiastic Hindu followers visit this tourist place in Nepal to gain the benedictions of the heavenly deity. Some key attractions for tourists are the Golden Spire of the temple, silver sheeted doors and Panch Deval Complex.
This is another famous temple in Nepal. Located at the confluence of Koka and Koshi rivers, the temple is believed to be the place where Lord Bishnu took the form of half lion man to kill Hiranya Kashyap, in order to end his evil reign. The temple receives high amounts of visitors each year, particularly on occasions of Shukla Dashami.
Situated on the top of a hill in Sunsari District, the temple is built in the fond memory of Buddasubba who arrived here during the ancient times and suddenly disappeared one day. It is believed that worshipping the idol here ensures fulfilment of every devotee’s wishes.
This temple located in the Dolakha district, is said to have existed since the 7th century. A belief follows that devotees who worship the idol are blessed with children. Also, the perspiration of the idol is considered as an extremely important activity that indicates the occurrence of either a natural or man-made calamity.
One of the most unique features of this temple is the statue of Khadeshwor Mahadev. It is said that this form of the idol with moustache is not present anywhere else in the world.
This is the least visited of all temples in Nepal tourism, but is a shame to miss. The two-story Vishnu temple at the topmost of the hill is said to be the eldest temple in Nepal, and signifies a turning point in Nepali architecture and ethos.
The Dakshinkali or Kali temple, on the southern verge of the Kathmandu Valley, is where animal sacrifices (particularly of goats and chickens) are made. A large number of tourists and locals visit this temple each year.
Each temple mentioned here is truly an asset of Nepal that makes it a sacred land. Each year many tourists visit Nepal to express their gratitude and to worship the idols here.
So the next time you decide to visit Nepal, do not forget to add these temples in your Nepal tour packages.