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Akash Bhairav Temple, Kathmandu

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Religious Site
This temple is situated at Indra chowk in a busy road. This temple is near Kathmandu durbar square (5 mins walk). This temple is also known as temple of Indra The god king. The statue of Akash Bhairav is really grand. The head of Akash Bhairav was dug several hundreds years ago and it is taken out to exhibit during Indrajatra festival that falls on Sept/Oct.... This head is also considered as the head of first Kirata King Yalamber who ruled Kathmandu valley during 785 B.C.

The temple is two storyed pagoda style renovated few years before. You can see it from the road. The statue can be seen from the road but Indra jatra is the best time to see the Akash Bhairav idol when it is taken out for public to watch and worship.
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  • The temple is close to the famous shopping destination of Thamel. If one happens to stay in Thamel, temple can be visited early in the morning.  more »
  • Today my friend and visit this Akash temple it's very good and like very much this place, it's a city we can feel the heaven of woodcarving and Heritage of the part of the valley. We like very much  more »
  • It's a very famous place (intersection) between Ason Market and Durbar Square, lovely example of Newari architecture. Enter at the stairway on the right. Then you reach the beautiful temple.  more »