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Day Tour Patan Dubar


City highlight:

Patan; it is known as Lalitpur literally means the city of art and beauty. During the  Licchavi period;  it was serval villages existed in what is now Lalitpur and situated across the Bagmati river about 5 km south of Kathmandu. It was founded in 3rd   century A.D. by Kind  Veera Dev. 

At the centre of Lalitpur is its palace square;  known as Mangal Bazaar literally means market of auspicious. The name mangal comes from old Newari language ‘ Mani-gwala’; it means central Palace.

In the central Palace:

Visit statue of Hanuman; known as Monkey God; the great devotees of  Ram;  statue of Narasimha;  4h incarnation of Vishnu and  five face Ganesh; God of good luck and wisdom.

Stone Pillar of  King Yog Narendra Malla in a  Praying poster to Goddess Taleju Bhawani; is protected by a snake above his head and bird is seen seated on the snake. Legend says that the King would be remembered and remain immortal as long as the bird does not fly from there. In front of his statue; window of palace is kept  open for the spirit of the king to come and rest in the Palace.

Harishankar Temple: three tier temple built in  17th century by wives of king Yog Narendra Malla after his death in his memory. The Temple is dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu.

Jagat Narayan Temple; known as Char Narayan Temple built in 16th century A.D in memory of his father by Purandar Singh; local nobleman. It built  in a four form of  Narayan; the God of protector; in central  represents Vasudev; holding wheel and club facing; in south; Pradyumna holding bow and arrow; in west; Anirudra holding sword and shield;  Sankarshana holding pestle and  plough facing north. In front of  the temple; it  uses for masked dance during the month  of  October and November.

Krishna Temple;  It is very popular temple of Lalitpur for the Hindus devotees. It was built in 17th century by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla over six  and half year. The Shikhara style temple entirely  made  by stone with 21 golden pinnacles; the  contains carved scenes from the epic  of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Vishwanath; the God of  all.The  two storied  Pagoda style Temple built in 1627 A.D. and dedicated to Shiva and its guarded by two elephant.

Bhimsen Temple built in 17 century by King Srinivas  Malla  on the advice of his famous minister; Bhagirath Bhaiya. It is very popular temple for the  business and traders  communities.

Manidhara (Jewel Fountain); a sunken water fountain with three stone spouts  each carved as a Makara which it  is located at northern part of Palace. Each spout has a decorated with stone carved torna over it and under the central one are stone images of Shiva and Parvati; known as Uma- Maheshwar.

The left  hand side at the top of the steps leading down to the fountain; there is an old  Manimandapam ( Jwell Pavilion) with 16 carved wooden pillars.  It was built by King Veera Dev.  During the period of Malla Dynasty; it was often used  coronation of the King and auspicious occasion such as  Machindranath festival.

Three main Chowk (Mul  chowk; Sundari Chowk and Mani Keshav Narayan Chowk)  built in Patan Durbar Square.  Most of the  monuments and Temples are  in this square date back to the medieval Malla period from  16th- 18th century which its credited to King Siddhi Narsingh Malla; Shri Niwas Malla and Yog Narendra Malla.

Sundari Chowk literally means beautiful; It was built in 1647 A.D. by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla. The windows and carved struts of the courtyard  are very attractive; the whole stone wall of bath is carving with beautiful images of  God and Goddess and  its surrounding by holy sercept; the symbolic of water; the Golden  water spot has images of Vishnu with Laxmi on  Garuda; where King Siddhi Narsingh Malla took a ritual bath every morning.

Mul Chowk ( main courtyard); It was built by Shri Niwas Malla  in  the 17 century. Specially it is  used to celebrating  the festival during the Dasiahia festival.The courtyard has wealthy  arts of Multi arms God and Goddess  on the struts.  The Temple of Taleju Bhawani; (the Goddess of Power)  is situated here.  She is very important  Goddess of Malla Dynasty ;  The image of  Goddess River Ganga on crocodile and Yamuna on tortoise are  in main entrance of  Temple and image of Taleju is above the door.

Mani Keshav Chowk was  a part of  the earliest  Malla Palace in Lalitpur which it built in about 1734 A.D. The courtyard was named it form  Keshav Vishnu temple  situated in the centre. The image of  Avalokeshowr is above  the  Golden door  of  Palace. Inside the Palace there is  museum of arts and beauty which can give you more visualization of ancient  culture  of Patan or Kathmandu city.

Cost Includes:

Well trained and experience  tour guide; entrance fees and Private transport.

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