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Akash Bhairav Temple

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Address: Indra Chowk, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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The statues in this sacred temple tell the colorful legend of beheaded King...

The statues in this sacred temple tell the colorful legend of beheaded King Yalambar.

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Close to Thamel

The temple is close to the famous shopping destination of Thamel. If one happens to stay in Thamel, temple can be visited early in the morning.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The temple is close to the famous shopping destination of Thamel. If one happens to stay in Thamel, temple can be visited early in the morning.

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Thamel Kathmandu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today my friend and visit this Akash temple it's very good and like very much this place, it's a city we can feel the heaven of woodcarving and Heritage of the part of the valley. We like very much

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Thank Rammani
Jammu and Kashmir, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very famous place (intersection) between Ason Market and Durbar Square, lovely example of Newari architecture. Enter at the stairway on the right. Then you reach the beautiful temple.

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Thank Ashima T
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Temple is located at heart of kathmandu near to old Durbar square ,within five minute walk . Onnly blue color head of God is worshiped which represent the blue sky. Non Hindus are not allowed to enter the temple and once a year at the time of Kumari festival, huge head statue will keep out side the for week. Akash... More 

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Jammu and Kashmir, India
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This temple is at the intersection. So it's always crowded with people and vehicles. You have to go upstairs to see the God.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a well maintained building (looks more like a house than a temple) that sits at the Indra Chowk junction - a very busy spot indeed. The bottom floor is rented out for shops etc and the upper floor is closed to non-hindus!. The wood work just below the roof is nice and ornate. And the 4 mythical animal... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Akash Bhairab Temple is located at the busiest road in New Road. It is believed that the head of the Akash Bhairav was dug serveral years ago in Kathmandu and is placed in Indrachowk. Akash Bhairav is one of the different forms of Bhairav. The head of the Akash Bhairav is only taken out once in the year from its... More 

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Thank barsawgl
Kathmandu, Nepal
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Visit Akash Bhairav Temple built inartistic way, get blessings, and nice street view from golden window. Recommended to visit during upcoming Indra Jatra festival for added attractions and celebrations around.

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Thank Sakesh K
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

The most beautiful temple and architecture. It is located at a very famous intersection between Asan and Durbar Square. In Hindu temples you are supposed to take off your shoes. So before entering the temple you can purchase oil lamps to impress the gods. Then the priest puts a tilak(mark) on your forehead.

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Jammu and Kashmir, India
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

It's a very famous place (intersection) between Ason Market and Durbar Square, lovely example of Newari architecture. Here, everyone is welcome. Enter at the stairway on the right. Before you enter buy diyas (ghee lamp) to impress the God's you have to take off your shoes before entering the temple. Ring the bell if you want to alert the deity... More 

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