0 Likes

Changu Narayan Temple
Kathmandu

Changu Narayan is the most significant Vishnu temple in the Katmandu valley.  Even though it is not to be one of the three imperial cities Kathmandu, Patan or Baktapur, but it is still part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kathmandu Valley. This place has already been mentioned in the 464 AD. This is to read on a pillar inscription before the main temples. It is the oldest traditional inscription in Nepal.

Vishnu should be beheaded in this place by a hermit who did not recognize him.  As a result, Vishnu was rescued by his act. He had killed in battle against the demon king Chand also a Brahmin. This considered to be one of the five greatest sins in Hinduism. Henceforth, Vishnu decided to live in the place of his redemption.

Copyright: Paul Linden
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10732x5366
Uploaded: 13/12/2012
Updated: 30/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: nepal; changu narayan; hinduism; buddhism; vishnu; krishna; lakshmi; kathmandu valley
comments powered by Disqus

Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Temple
Justin Imhoff
Changu Narayan Temple
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Temple
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Temple
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Temple
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Mandir Walkway 01
Justin Imhoff
Changu Narayan Temple
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Mandir Walkway 02
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Mandir Walkway 03
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Mandir Walkway 04
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Mandir Walkway 05
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Mandir Walkway 06
360emirates.com
Spice Souk Dubai by 360emirates
hiroaki AIKAWA
Bar Cappa
Jook Leung | 360VR Images
Hong Kong skyline at dusk
Dheerayod Patibhanthewa
Untitled
hiroaki AIKAWA
Intersection Shibuya Tokyo
Martin Hertel
Take Off
Jook Leung | 360VR Images
Ladies Market at Tung Choi Street
Sahneh
Tehran, Bazar
Maciej G. Szling
Czerwone Wierchy
Anousheh Alizadeh
Azure-cutting & Stone cutting
Шубкин Сергей
Часовня святого благоверного князя Александра Невского
Billy Hepburn
96.3 Rock Radio Studios
Paul Linden
Namo Buddha Stupa
Paul Linden
Cross country at black forrest Thurnerspur
Paul Linden
Mill de Jager Woudsend - Netherland
Paul Linden
Near the cyclop stones in the Aachen forest
Paul Linden
Ramkot Bodhi Tree
Paul Linden
Abbot's garden South Side Kornelimünster
Paul Linden
20141003 Herbstlichter Brueckenkopfpark Juelich 01
Paul Linden
Bandipur Himalaja View
Paul Linden
The Vijećnica, the National Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina Council Chamber
Paul Linden
Henri Chapelle american Cemetery Memorial 07
Paul Linden
Cross country at black forrest Thurnerspur
Paul Linden
20121126 0528 Baktapur Tadhunchen Bahal
More About Kathmandu

Home to Mt. Everest and a wide range of ethnic groups speaking almost 100 languages and dialects, Nepal is a study in diversity. Climate ranges from sub-tropic to arctic, offering an unparalleled variety of ecosystems – humid plains, tropical jungles, forested hills, frozen valleys, and of course the Himalayas. Hinduism is the major religion although Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, was born in the south of the country and Buddhism has a strong tradition in Nepal as well.