Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu

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A small open-air Hindu temple with the largest stone carving in Nepal, Budhanilkantha features a 5 m (16.4 ft) long statue of Lord Vishnu carved from a single block of black basalt. This large reclining figure, nested in intricately carved coils of the cosmic serpent, rests in the middle of a round pool 13 m (42.65 ft) in diameter. Colorful flowers usually ornament this spectacular sight. At the base of Shivapuri Hill, the temple offers a sanctuary from a busy city life, about 20-30 minutes from Kantipath bus station by microbus. Before you head to Kathmandu, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kathmandu itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Kathmandu has to offer, including Budhanilkantha.
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  • August 18, 2017
    To the North of Kathmandu the great estaua of Vishnu's Black Stone rests on a bed of nagas in the sacred pond. Very authentic local atmosphere, beautiful place
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  • July 26, 2017
    Budanilkantha is hindu pilgrimage sites. the sleeping lord bishnu in water is so historic. i visited budanilknatha while hiking to shivapuri peak.  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    The largest Bishnu statue is lying down in a pond thousands of hindu pilgrims visit this temple to offer some sorts hindus ceremony . There is no restriction to take photos around temples.  more »
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  • April 29, 2017
    Religiously very important and famous Hindu temple located at northern part of Kathmandu. Large laying status of Bishnu is major attraction here.
  • March 22, 2017
    A popular worship place for Hindus that has its own story of creation.The gigantic statue of Vishnu is the main attraction. There are various stories related to this which are quite popular.
  • May 23, 2017
    Most beautiful place of the world with lord Budhanilkantha .
  • June 4, 2017
    Important religious place for Hindus in Nepal.lord Vishnu is sleeping in the water.I went there last April and spend some time.
  • May 5, 2017
    Nice/beautiful place to visit!

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