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Akash Bhairav Temple, Kathmandu

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 45 reviews on the web
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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  • Temple arrives in about 20 minutes walk from Thamel district, located in front of the Durbar square is always crowded and overwhelming. Around there are many shopkeepers don't get.
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  • Visit Akash Bhairav Temple built inartistic way, get blessings, and nice street view from golden window. Recommended to visit during upcoming Indra Jatra festival for added attractions and celebration...  read more »
  • The most beautiful temple and architecture. It is located at a very famous intersection between Asan and Durbar Square. In Hindu temples you are supposed to take off your shoes. So before entering the...  read more »
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