Nara Devi Temple
The long, rectangular courtyard of the Itum Bahal (Buddhist monastery courtyard)is the largest bahal in the old town and remains a...
At the extreme northern end of the square, this popular templedates from 1561, during the reign of Mahendra Malla, and is always...
Kotilingeshwar Mahadev Temple
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Nara Devi Temple information
Halfway between Chhetrapati and Durbar Sq, the Nara Devi Temple is dedicated to Kali, Shiva’s destructive consort. It’s also known as the Seto (White) Kali Temple. It is said that Kali’s powers protected the temple from the 1934 earthquake, which destroyed so many other temples in the valley. A Malla king once stipulated that a dancing ceremony should be held for the goddess every 12 years, and dances are still performed on the small dance platform that is across the road from the temple.