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Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple), Varanasi

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Admire vermillion colored walls lined with dark and elaborately carved planks at Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple), a Nepalese-style Hindu shrine built on a Ganges ghat by the King of Nepal. Termite-resistant wood and carvers were brought from Nepal in 1843 to construct this compact structure featuring exquisite woodwork and pagoda-style architecture. Surrounded by tamarind and peepal trees, the temple houses a Shiva lingam and offers a sweeping view of Varanasi and the sacred river. Made of baked bricks, stone and wood, this temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is a replica of Kathmandu’s Pashupatinath Temple. Before you head to Varanasi, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Varanasi trip generator, to make sure you see all that Varanasi has to offer, including Nepali Temple (Kathwala Temple).
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  • Lovely little temple with a good view of Manikarnika Ghat. Interesting to compare the Nepali temple style with other temples in Varanasi and across India--far more use of wood, different color palette...  more »
  • I have spent a lot of time at this temple. There is a lovely terrace, very peaceful where you can take in the Ganges and the ghats. Worth the 20 or 30 rupees entrance fee.  more »
  • This temple might be a bit tricky to find, but if you haven't been in Nepal already it can be interesting. They ask for a small entrance fee.  more »
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  • Its replica of Shri Pashupatinath ji (nepal) .. must Visit !! Har Har Mahadev
  • The King of Nepal had built this temple on Lalita ghat on Ganga river at Varanasi in Nepali style. This Nepali temple is also called the Kathwala temple. The temple has some magnificent and articulate woodwork.
  • Beautiful replica of Kathmandu's Pashupati temple. It's small but the wood carvings are beautiful and the baba's let us go inside the shrine without any hassle. Serene and peaceful.
  • Its construction was the eye catching part of this temple.
  • Loved the elegant wooden carvings on this temple. From here, it's a great location to see the view of the Ganges.