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BUDHANILKANTHA TEMPLE, located in Budhanilkantha , Nepal
Nepal
, (Nepali : बुढानिलकण्ठ मन्दिर; translation : Old Blue Throat) is a Hindu open air temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu
Vishnu
. Budhanilkantha Temple is situated below the Shivapuri Hill at the northern end of the kathmandu valley . and can be identified by a large reclining statue of Lord Vishnu
Vishnu
. The temple's main statue of Budhanilkantha is considered the largest stone carving in Nepal. Budhanilkantha Temple Entrance

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* 1 Location * 2 Deity * 3 Origin of the statue * 4 Festivals * 5 The Legend of the Nepal
Nepal
Monarchy * 6 References

LOCATION

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.

DEITY

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