Krishna Mandir

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The temple of Lord Krishna is one of the main attractions of the Durbar Square. This is indeed a work of art and holds a commanding position in the Durbar Square. This stunning temple has the finest architecture namely shikhara style; though not as popular as the pagoda style but taller and ornate.  

Built by King Siddhi Narasimha Malla in 1636 AD, this temple holds several unique features. Firstly, this entire temple is only built with stones. Secondly, the major scenes of epics Ramayana and Mahabharat have been engraved on the walls and ceilings of this temple; and third; this is the only temple ever built in the Kathmandu Valley that has as many as 21 gilded (gold plated) pinnacles.

Interestingly, there is one more Krishna temple namely Chayasim Deval. Being the second Krishna temple that you will find in Durbar Square, this temple too was built by Siddhi Narasimha Malla in 1637-1640 AD using special granite. Inside the temple, you will find an impressive statue of Lord Krishna. Some believe that this temple was built with the leftovers of Krishna temple. 

 

While you are near the temple, you can see a giant historic bell, we will meet you there!

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