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Seto Machhendranath Temple, Kathmandu

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4.3/5 based on 30 reviews on the web
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  • Get reflection and bonding of both Hinduism and Buddhism at Seto Machhendranath temple. If you are planning to see the jatra or chairot festival then visit Kathmandu during the month of April.. 
  • Hidden inside a busy crossing in Thamel, this temple was a nice surprise during my visit to KTM. Apparently it wasn't affected by the earthquake and there are many interesting statues. Definitely wort...  read more »
  • The temple has nice carvings outside. Eventhough the temple is located a bit away from thamel and takes a good 1 hour walk to get there, i would say its worth the effort 
  • Buddhists consider Seto (White) Machhendranath to be a form of Avalokiteshvara, while for Hindus he is a rain-bringing incarnation of Shiva. The temple's white-faced god is taken out during the Seto Machhendranath festival in March/April each year and paraded around the city in a chariot. The temple‚Äôs age is not known but it was restored during the 17th century.
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