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Taleju Temple

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Address: | Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal
Phone Number: +977 1-6610310
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There are 3 Taleju goddess temple in kathmandu valley, at Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and kathmandu. Taleju temple was build for worshpping the power at time of Malla dynasty from 12th... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 February 2016
Yogendra R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The entrance of this temple and some of the parts are very interesting but unfortunately the most beautiful part of it is forbidden for non Hindus so it is impossible to appreciate the real importance and beauty of the site. If you are in Durbar square it is worth the visit, otherwise don't bother

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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The medieval architecture attracts the the people for its art. Don't miss when you are in Kathmandu.

Thank admirenepaltravels
Gurgaon, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

It is the main temple in durbar square complex, one such temple is there in other two durbar square.

Thank Ajay_Kaushik
Bhaktapur, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

The Taleju temple was built in the 14th century and is the oldest part of Bhaktapur's Royal Palace. Although non-hindus are not allowed inside everyone else can look though the guarded doorway. The main shrine is to the left while to the rights old fresco paintings. Interestingly the stone guardian statues are Tibetan looking and may have been brought here... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

There are 3 Taleju goddess temple in kathmandu valley, at Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and kathmandu. Taleju temple was build for worshpping the power at time of Malla dynasty from 12th to16th century AD. Smallest at Bhaktapur and Lalitpur and bigest in kathmandu, the areal hight is same , this temple is great example engineering of that time . Only hindus are... More 

Thank Yogendra R
Pasir Gudang, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

The place looks a little dangerous. There is nothing much you can see or go further inside. Most of the doors are locked.

Thank Veni1206
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Statue of Lord Durga can be seen on the upper side of the gate. It's a kind of master craft and one of the famous gate in World Heritage site. Lots of people enjoy taking photo at the gate. And also one of the most attractive point in Durbar Square. It should be preserved for our future next generation and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

At the Royal City of Bhaktapur's Durbar Square, a precious "Golden Gate" leads to the forbidden to all non-Hindus "Taleju Temple". This temple honors Goddess Taleju Bhawani, the protective deity of Nepal and of its former Royal Family. Goddess Taleju Bhawani, with four heads and ten arms, is worshipped basically in Nepal, by both hinduism and buddhism, and is sometimes... More 

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Maharashtra, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Our tourist guide took us to this temple as part of Bhaktapur Durbar square tour. This temple allows only Hindus inside and that too, after removing all leather articles. So, mainly local or Indian tourists could visit. Even inside, the deity is locked up and cannot be seen by the visitors except in "Sharadiya Navaratri" which are nine days prior... More 

Thank Reesh-India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

We visited this during our Nepal trip in December 2010.The Golden Gate in Durbar Square leads into Mulchok Court which is home to the Taleju Temple. This temple is dedicated to the goddess Taleju Bhawani and includes shrines to both the Taleju Bhawani and Kumari. Entrance to the temple is strictly restricted to Hindus and the living goddess cannot be... More 

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