Bindhya Basini Temple

Hindu Temple in Pokhara

The ancient Bindhya Basini Temple sits atop a small hill in Old Pokhara. Founded in the 17th century, the temple is sacred to Durga, the warlike incarnation of Parvati, worshipped here in the form of a saligram (a fossilised ammonite shell, considered a sacred form of the Hindu god Vishnu).