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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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  • Located on the ghats, foreign tourists will have to pay 20 rupees to enter (no big deal). The temple is small but it is really interesting to look at the sculptures on the woodwork (those of the temples) and next to the temple. They are very well worked and for some very daring. When we visited this temple could discuss with a monk. It was great fun and we learned more about his relationship with Parvati and Shiva. In short, if you're curious of Hindu culture, it's a temple to visit!
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  • Is a temple small, it more striking is that in its pillars and structure external has carved scenes of the Kamasutra. There are beautiful views from the terrace to the Ganges
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  • nice handycraft work on wood also saying story of hindu culture.most of tourist like to visit . morning site seen by boat also before burning ghat this place we can see.  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.