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Budhanilkantha Temple

Budhanilkantha Temple

By Gopal

03 November 2021 17:47 PM | UPDATED 4 weeks ago

03 November 2021 17:47 PM

As we all know that our Country Nepal is fully rich in culture and heritage. Also, the country is full of tourist destinations. There are so many places to visit and to spend precious time in our country Nepal. If you want to get in touch and make a beautiful relationship with nature, then visit Budhanilkantha. Budhanilkantha is a place where you can feel like heaven. So to make it clear about this place. Here we have shared the history of Budhanilkantha Temple.

Today in this article we are sharing the short history, mystery, and some important facts of the Budhanilkantha temple.

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Budhanilkantha is a municipality of Kathmandu district, Bagmati Province of Nepal. It is located at the base of  Shivapuri hills in the northern part of the Kathmandu district. It is about 8km from the city. The name Budhanilkantha is related to the Sanskrit word which means “Old Blue Throats”. We can see the largest stone statue of Lord Vishnu there. Lord Vishnu is sleeping in the bed of Nagas in the middle of the pond there. 

According to the elders and the local peoples of Budhanilkantha Temple, the statue was made from one single rock in the Lichhavi period. 

A large reclining statue of Lord Vishnu near Kathmandu is well known as Budhanilkantha. The main statue is a black stone structure carved from a single block of black basalt.

Some Mystery and  important Facts  of Budhanilkantha Temple

  • This statue is the country’s largest and most beautiful stone-carved idol of Lord Vishnu.
  • This statue is 5 feet long and lies in a sleeping position in a small pond.
  • This temple was built in the Lichhavi period.
  • Many devotees visit Budhanilkantha Temple mainly in Haribodhini Ekadashi which is held in the month of 11th of Kartik.
  • This statue is the country’s largest and most beautiful stone-carved idol of Lord Vishnu.
  • This statue is 5 feet long and lies in a sleeping position in a small pond.
  • This temple was built in the Lichhavi period.
  • Many devotees visit Budhanilkantha Temple mainly in Haribodhini Ekadashi which is held in the month of 11th of Kartik.

The above-mentioned points are an important fact and mystery and the short history of this Budhanilkantha temple. This point may help you to know about the Budhanilkantha temple.