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: 10668x5334
Taken: 26/11/2012
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
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Temple
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Temple
Justin Imhoff
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
jan dolk
L'Umbracle
Jakub Hruska
Top of Nativity Façade, Sagrada Família
Martin Kneth
Hanging bridge over a crack in the Tsingy
Jero Morales
Image 87974 1275995435 357231 311204
D.Tulga
Tuul river
Martin Kneth
View from a dune over Antzavoni
Laszlo Padar
St. Michael's Church
Tom Mills
Moroccan Sweet Pastries
Tom Mills
Bab Fteuh
Jann Lipka
Royal wedding 19 of June 2010 in Stockholm
vasinbkk
Redsky
Assaf Spiegler
Hot Springs Road, California
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Temple
Paul Linden
The central square
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Temple
Paul Linden
Indian Summer in Germany 02
Paul Linden
wild narcissuses
Paul Linden
Vijecnica, the National Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina Gallery
Paul Linden
Bandipur Himalaja View
Paul Linden
Near the cyclop stones in the Aachen forest
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Mandir Walkway 02
Paul Linden
Bodhnath Stupa Kathmandu
Paul Linden
Baktapur Goal Madhi Road
Paul Linden
Changu Narayan Mandir Walkway 05
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.