Akash Bhairav Temple, Kathmandu

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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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  • When I visited last October it was closed, maybe it is still under restoration due to the earthquake damages. The main features in the façade of this temple are the Golden figures like lions or other ...  more »
  • Akash Bhairav Temple located on the busy Indra Chowk. Life is bubbling around and Akash (Sky) Bhairav just observes it from his thronе on the second floor. one can see him very close during Indra Jatr...  more »
  • One of the many Bhairavs worshipped by the Hindus. Situated at the heart of the city, this is a must visit place for a hindu.  more »

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