BUDHANILKANTHA TEMPLE, located in
* 1 Location
* 2 Deity
* 3 Origin of the statue
* 4 Festivals
* 5 The Legend of the
Budhanilkantha temple, also known as the Narayanthan Temple, is situated in kathmandu. Though the temple is named Budhanilkantha, its name does not come from the Buddha; Budhanilkantha stands instead for “Old Blue Throat”. The statue symbolizes Lord Vishnu, who is regarded as one of the 'Trimurtis ', along with Brahma and Shiva.
The main statue is a black stone structure carved from a single block of black basalt . The statue stands 5 meters tall (around 16.4 feet) and is positioned in the middle of a recessed pool of water, which is 13 meters (42.65 feet) long. It depicts the deity reclining on the coils of the cosmic serpent Shesha .
ORIGIN OF THE STATUE
According to one story, a farmer and his wife once struck a figure while plowi