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Seto Machhendranath Temple, Kathmandu
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  • To the right of the lively Street towards the Indra choke from Asan chalk is in the Centre of Kathmandu. Within the large temple with a little set back from the street where the 2-tier roof, but away from the hustle and bustle was quiet. To local residents pray without interruption came.
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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...  more »
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  • According to history, the statue of seto machhendranath was found ba a farmer while he was working in his farm near tindhara path sala. After that he took that statute to the king. The the king called tantriks (witch doctors) and they told that it is the god of rain and they also told to put that statue making a temple. So according to tantriks the king built the temple and the statue is put there.
  • 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’s age is not known but it was restored during the 17th century.
  • A temple and a small baal worth a visit if you are in the area.
  • Awsome
  • Mysterious