Swayambhunath Temple
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SWAYAMBHUNATH TEMPLE

Swayambhunath Temple: – Swayambhunath Temple is the oldest temple of the Nepal and also known as the monkey Temple. This temple is so beautiful and filled with amazing power and great architecture and declared as the A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Its name tells about their meaning like Swayambhunath means “Self Created”. According to Swayambhu Purana, the complete valley was once filled with a huge lake, out of which grew up a lotus. So “Self Created” word came out of this story and after some time local people of Nepal joint the word stupa.

Swayambhunath Temple

There are great religious monuments surrounded by the Swayambhunath Temple.  A few structures were extinguished by the earthquake and revamping from few years and give pleasant and delightful look for the pilgrims and travelers. When you are around to Swayambhu way that time you can also experience the monkeys and small shrine and will enjoy the eye- catching view of the Kathmandu from the top. You can also find some peace from the pond, which situated behind the temple. The stupa was completely renovated in May 2010, its first renovation in 90 years and the fifteenth in almost 1500 years since it was built. The dome was made golden using 20 kilograms of gold.

When you reach upon the highest point of the great stupa comes into view you’ll run over the tremendous Vajra or lightning jolt that is set upon a mandal. Here two Statues of the lion situated as the guardian of the “Vajra”. On every one of the four sides of the principle stupa there is a pair of huge eyes. These eyes are representative of God’s omnipresent point of view.

There are five copper gilded shrines that represent the different elements such as Vasupura – earth, Vayupura – air, Nagpura – water, Agnipura – fire, and Shantipura – sky. Each symbol also represents a different aspect of Buddhism.

Swayambhunath Temple tour

Swayambhu is a large complex, full of monkeys and steps. Inside there are many corners to explore.

Peaceful Pond at Swayambhunath: – You can also find some peace from the pond which situated behind the Swayambhunath. People come here for finding the piece of soul. They sit at the Pond for a long time and spend their time. Here, you can throw the coin in the pond and make a wish to complete your dream, whatever they are spiritual or others.

Hariti (Ajima) Temple is most beautiful and populate temple in the Kathmandu. Hariti is the goddess of smallpox. This Hindu goddess, who can bring the cure to children from the disease and also the in charge of richness, represents the consistent intertwining of Hindu and Buddhist convictions in Nepal.

Swayambhu Buddhist Museum: – Swayambhu Buddhist Museum is a small museum. In this museum there is a single room and contained the collection of the Buddha statues and ornaments. There is also two story small building used as the prayer hall. All structure damaged by the earthquake and the need to reinstate.

Shakyamuni Buddha: – Besides the Hariti Temple you can also visit the Shakyamuni Buddha. It’s a black stone Buddha statue create the charming look of Buddha and engraved from one single portion of stone in the 7th century.

Shantipur: – visit the Shantipuralso when you are in the Swaymbhunath Temple because it’s also the part of Swaymbhunath Temple. Get the opportunity to see a large, colorful Buddha statue sitting opposite. Shantipur holds one of Nepal’s most grand and impressive stories.

You can go there by taxi, in tempo, by bike, although we recommend you to walk. The surrounding streets full of stalls and local shops are to enjoy them. You can reach their about to 30 minutes. You can spend fun time watching the little monkeys hop into the water in the monkey’s swimming pool, bowl coins and make a case in the “Buddha, pot” to find peace of mind, climb the stairs and see your surrounded beauty. After the strong earthquakes suffered in Nepal in April and May 2015, the country continues to rebuild itself gradually.

If you are in Kathmandu there are also some other famous places, that you can go Kathmandu Valley, Pashupati Nath Temple,  Boudanath, Nagarkot, Pokhara Valley, Patan, Lumbini, Bhaktapur, Chitwan National Park.

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