Krishna Temple

Hindu Temple in Kathmandu

The octagonal Krishna Temple was built in 1648–49 by Pratap Malla, perhaps as a response to rival Siddhinarsingh’s magnificent Krishna Temple in Patan. The temple was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake.

Inside the temple were images of Krishna and two goddesses, which, according to a Sanskrit inscription, were modelled on the king and his two wives. The area around the temple is a favourite of sadhus who pose (and expect to be paid) for photos here.


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