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Buddha Nilkantha Temple

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Address: Kathmandu, Nepal

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Best place in Nepal to meet their god

According to Hindu belief, Buddha was born in Nepal. That's the reason why Nepalese are very proud of their birthplace. One way to find out and get to know the Hindu god is to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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Kathmandu, null, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The road to Budhanilkantha is torn up and muddy, like most roads in Kahmandu, where the government, or various branches of it seem to be always building, tearing up and rebuilding roads. in this case it is to lay water pipes to carry much needed water into the city from the Melemchi river, off to the east. Be that as... More 

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Mantua, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Budha Nilakantha literally means the 'blue-throated deity' who has absorbed all the pains and sufferings of the world. On the other hand it is Lord Vishnu as Narayana sleeping in the Cosmic Ocean on a couch of Nagas and dreaming the future of the world. There is nothing like this anywhre in the world. Must visit.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Though it is known as Nilakantha (reference to Shiva) the temple deity is Vishnu. Also known as Jal narayan, the idol which is made of stone immersed in water in a small pond. It is a bit far away from the city centre but worth the visit.

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Thank Sumithran
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Great temple with amazing views of the hills. Slightly far from city though absolutely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful place to visit. Huge statue of Lord Vishnu is sleeping in water. So many people throng this place to seek his blessings.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I went here with my wife. The place is very beautiful. At the entrance you take the flowers to worship the God. The when you enter there is a small temple. The you reach to a gate there is Lord Vishnu in lying position in water. Its huge. We went here to seek blessings.

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Jammu and Kashmir, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We went here on Saturday to seek the blessing of Lord Vishnu. Its 20 mins drive from Thamel. It's a very beautiful temple with so many God's inside it. There is pond where Lord Vishnu is in sleeping position and people throng up to seek his blessings. So many other small temples inside it. Worth visiting.

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

According to Hindu belief, Buddha was born in Nepal. That's the reason why Nepalese are very proud of their birthplace. One way to find out and get to know the Hindu god is to visit this amazing place.

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Vadodara, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The place is called Budha (old) and Nilakantha (One with the blue throat, usually a reference for Lord Shiva) but the temple houses a young Lord Vishnu in his chaturbhuj form lying asleep atop the Sheshanaga in a pool of water. What a sight to behold. It is probably the closest depiction of Lord Vishnu in Vaikuntha where he rests... More 

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Thank Sundar S
Kathmandu, Nepal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Budhanilkantha Temple, located in Budhanilkantha, Nepal, it is a Hindu open air temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Budhanilkantha Temple is situated below the Shivapuri Hill at the northern end of the kathmandu valley and can be identified by a large reclining statue of Lord Vishnu. The temple's main statue of Budhanilkantha is considered the largest stone carving in Nepal.

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