Posted on 04/04/2008

Photo taken on April 30, 2004

See also...

400-500 views 400-500 views

150 Views 150 Views

750 views 750 views

400 views 400 views

300-400 Views 300-400 Views

200-300 Views 200-300 Views

100-200 Views 100-200 Views

50-100 Views 50-100 Views

1000-4999 visits 1000-4999 visits

250+ Visits 250+ Visits

500+ Visits (500-1000000) 500+ Visits (500-1000000)

Nepal and its treasures Nepal and its treasures

Nikon Nikon

Travel Photography Travel Photography

See more...


Kathmandu valley
Nepalese Temple
new scanned diapositives

Authorizations, license

Visible by: Everyone
All rights reserved

Photo replaced on August 15, 2017
1 748 visits

Guards at the Uma Maheshwor Temple in Kirtipur

Guards at the Uma Maheshwor Temple in Kirtipur
The triple-roofed Uma Maheshwar Temple, or Hindu Kvat, is another famous temple of Kirtipur. It is also known as Bhavani Shankar Temple. Already situated at the highest point of the town, its dominant position is accentuated still further by a tall stepped platform. It lies at 1414 m altitude and was built in the year 1655 AD by Vishwanath Raurta. Standing by the temple, one can enjoy the beautiful landscape of the valley including the Himalayan ranges. The Temple is gotten by climbing the stone stairway by the saddle. On either side of the beginning of the stairway is a stone elephant with spikes on them. The is dedicated to Shiva and his consort Parvati. To the left of the main deities is the form of Shiva with Parvati leaning against him seductively. The temple originally had four roofs. It was damaged in the earthquake of 1934 and was restored.

Its advised don't sit on elephants back!