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: 10784x5392
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
Justin Imhoff
Changu Narayan Temple
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Mandir Walkway 01
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
Miguel Sepulveda
Ronda
Jacek Iwaszkiewicz
Poland Ustka
C B Arun Kumar
Fishing Boats At Elephanta Island
Emile Duijker
Art museum in Niteroi, Rio de janeiro
Willy Kaemena
Castle
Greg Rys
Ocotillo Wells SVRA Desert Sand Dunes
Miguel Sepulveda
SACROMONTE ABBEY
Jean-Pierre Lavoie
Botanical Garden, the magic lanterns
C B Arun Kumar
Trees Outside Elephanta Caves
Jakub Hruska
Townhall at Horní náměstí in Olomouc
Tibor Illes
Archabbey of Pannonhalma Crypt
Dave Hughes
Meols Boat Cube Equi Equi
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Temple
Paul Linden
Dwarikas Hotel in Kathmandu Poolside
Paul Linden
Katschhof Aachen pole vault
Paul Linden
Dwarikas Hotel Kathmandu, Suite
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Mandir Walkway 06
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Mandir Walkway 05
Paul Linden
20141003 Herbstlichter Brueckenkopfpark Juelich 05
Paul Linden
Henri Chapelle american Cemetery Memorial 05
Paul Linden
Amerikanischer Soldatenfriedhof Henri Chapelle 04
Paul Linden
Ramkot Bodhi Tree 2
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Temple
Paul Linden
Svayambhunath Stupa Kathmandu
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.