Patan Durbar Square is one of the historical place of Nepal which presents us the art and culture of Malla Dynasty. It is situated at Patan, the centre of Lalitpur city. The specialty of this place is the ancient royal palace of Malla Kings. However, there are other more temples and arts built around Patan Durbar Square territory by the Newari people. There are some main temples which are aligned opposite of the western face of the palace. The entrance of the temples faces east, towards the palace.
The bell situated beside the main temple of Patan Durbar Square
Different temples in Patan Durbar Square:
It is one the main and most attractive temple of Patan Durbar Square. It was built during the reign of King Siddhi Narasimha Malla around 1637 A.D. This temple is dedicated to Hindu God Lord Krishna as its name signifies. You can see the beauty of Krishna Mandir Temple below
Bhimsen Temple is another attractive temple of Patan Durbar Square. This temple is dedicated to Bhimsen, one among five brothers i.e. Pandavas. Bhimsen Temple was built by Srinivasa Malla in 1680 A.D. However, entry of tourists is restricted inside the Temple. The three interconnected golden windows are its speciality.
Vishwanath Temple is another beautiful and greatness of Mallas arts and architectures. This temple was built in 1627 A.D. by Siddhi Narasimha Malla. It’s roof supports are decorated with attractive carvings similar to imagery widespread in Shiva temples in India. The temple is guarded by two stone elephants in the front entrance. On the other side of the temple is the sculpture of a bull, Shiva’s vehicle. A stone linga is enshrined inside the temple.
Taleju Bhawani Temple is dedicated to goddess Taleju Bhawani. This temple was built by Siddhi Narasimha Malla in 1647 A.D. This temple carries great importance to Mallas as it is dedicated to Goddess Taleju Bhawani, a personal deit or Kul Deuta of Mallas.
Khumbeshwar Temple is another temple for Hindu located in the Patan Durbar Square territory. Another temple is dedicated to Hindus mightiest God Lord Shiva. It is one of the oldest temple among other temples in Patan Durbar Square. It was built by Jayasthiti Malla around 1392 A.D.
Another glorious temple in Patan Durbar Square. This temple is dedicated to Hindu Lord Vishnu. It was built by Jagat Samsher in 19th century.