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Budhanilkantha

ca. 9 km sudlich von Kathmandu. | Narayanthan, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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ca. 9 km sudlich von Kathmandu. | Narayanthan, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

Budhanilkantha literally means “old blue-throat’, carved from a single block of black basalt rock is 5 meters in length and it lies in a reclining position inside a recessed tank of water. Vishnu’s legs are crossed and the eleven heads of Shesha cradle his head....More

Thank Rishiraaz
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Budhanilkantha or sleeping Vishnu is a temple in northeast Katmandu. The temple compound contains a large reservoir with a Vishnu statue reclining on a bed of cobra coils. When I was here in 1998 the place was packed and the day was dreary; on this...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 10 December 2015

At this temple on the outskirts of Kathmandu (a little more than a half-hour drive northeast from the Thamel tourist area) is a big sculpture of Vishnu lying on snakes in water in a shelter (with a fence around and a big cloth cover on...More

2  Thank Myo M
Reviewed 7 December 2015

This is a very sacred place for Hindus. Looking at the divinely Lord Vishnu sleeping in the middle of Holy Pond is mesmerizing experience. A must visit place for all tourist in Kathmandu.

Thank Sundara Rajan N
Reviewed 5 December 2015

A sacred site for Hindus and just on the foot hills of Shivpuri range, you can combine a trip to the temple plus the forest trail walking. Nice place for picnic (Shivpuri) and worship (in the temple)

Thank ksperiyasamy
Reviewed 30 November 2015

It is believe that deity was carved in the seventeen or eighteenth century during the Lichhivi period.

Thank NimiTours
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This amazing statue of a prone Vishnu sleeping on the cosmic ocean and dreaming the world is not to be missed, despite its distance from the center of Kathmandu. Located at the northern end of the Kathmandu Valley he rests on a bed of coiled...More

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Budhanilkantha is a very sacred site to Hindus, but it’s also a special experience for travellers like us – being well off the main tourist circuit, most visitors are local devotees…although we did meet some visiting Indians who were very eager to practise their English...More

Thank Bontaks
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Om Namo Venkatesaya Namaha !!! 🐍 Absolutely Blissful Almighty in sleeping position on a huge snake in a pond is a fabulous treat to our eyes , with the grace of God I went to this wonderful temple on 02nd September 2015 , when we...More

Thank smbegaraaj
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Neat little temple with the a statue of Shiva (I think) wrapped in a giant snake lying on his back in a pool of water.

Thank Brian M
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