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Kathmandu Photo Gallery - Patan Durbar Square

Patan Golden Temple, Entrance Door,Mahakala, Lingam, Buddha, Elephants, Swayambhu Chaitya, Vajra And Prayer Wheels, Monkey Statue, Fierce Dragon, Padmapani Lokeshvara, Griffin Statue, Snow Lions, Shakyamuni Buddha Statue, Vajrasattva Statue, King And Queen Statues

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 01 Entrance Towards Inner Courtyard The Golden Temple is a Buddhist monastery just north of Durbar Square in Patan built somewhere between 12C and 15C. The Golden temple is also known as Hiranya Varna Mahavihara or Kwa Bahal. The entry to the courtyard of the Golden Temple in Patan has many ornately carved many-armed deities flanked by a pair of griffins.

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 01 Entrance Towards Inner Courtyard

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 02 Statues and Carvings Above and To The Side Of The Entrance Door Towards Inner Courtyard

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 02 Statues and Carvings Above and To The Side Of The Entrance Door Towards Inner Courtyard

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 03 Mahakala In Entrance Doorway Mahakala, a deity worshipped by both Buddhists and Hindus, defends the dharma at the entrance to the Golden temple in Patan. Mahakala is of the eight terrible deities of the Buddhist pantheon, with snake ornaments, sharp teeth, protruding belly, and wearing a tiger skin.

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 03 Mahakala In Entrance Doorway

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 04 Shiva Lingam In Entrance Doorway

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 04 Shiva Lingam In Entrance Doorway

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 05 Buddha On Torana Above Inside Entrance Door

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 05 Buddha On Torana Above Inside Entrance Door

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 06 Elephants Guard Entrance From Inside Courtyard On either side of the entrance in the courtyard of the Golden Temple in Patan are two metal statues of elephants standing on tortoises. Between the elephants is the exquisite carved doorway with Buddha and the five Dhyani Buddhas on the arch above the entrance.

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 06 Elephants Guard Entrance From Inside Courtyard

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 07 Main Temple With Swayambhu Chaitya In Front The large rectangular Golden Temple in Patan has three roofs and a copper-gilded fašade. The long metal strips coming down from the roof are supposed to provide a slide for the gods when they descend to answer prayers. In the foreground is the roof of the Swayambhu Chaitya.

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 07 Main Temple With Swayambhu Chaitya In Front

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 08 Vajra And Prayer Wheels An enormous vajra is flanked by prayer wheels just inside the entrance to Golden Temple in Patan. The Swaymbhu Chaitya is behind.

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 08 Vajra And Prayer Wheels

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 09 Monkey Statue To Left of Entrance

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 09 Monkey Statue To Left of Entrance

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 10 Swayambhu Chaitya With Entrance Doorway To The Right

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 10 Swayambhu Chaitya With Entrance Doorway To The Right

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 11 Swayambhu Chaitya Left Side On the four corners of the Swayambhu Chaitya at the Golden Temple in Patan are mystical lions with long pointed teeth, sharp curled claws, long curving snouts, standing on the hind legs. To the left is the main Golden Temple with the five Dhyani Buddhas carved on the wall, and wood-carvings of many-armed deities on the roof struts.

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 11 Swayambhu Chaitya Left Side

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 12 Swayambhu Chaitya Swayambhu Chaitya is the small, richly decorated temple in the centre of the inner courtyard of the Golden Temple in Patan. The temple is supposedly older than the main temple and has a golden roof with an ornate bell-shaped top.

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 12 Swayambhu Chaitya

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 13 Swayambhu Chaitya Centre Top Close Up

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 13 Swayambhu Chaitya Centre Top Close Up

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 14 Swayambhu Chaitya Corner Close Up Of Carved Bird and Head

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 14 Swayambhu Chaitya Corner Close Up Of Carved Bird and Head

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 15 Fierce Dragon On Swayambhu Chaitya

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 15 Fierce Dragon On Swayambhu Chaitya

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 16 Swayambhu Chaitya Trailokya Lokeshwor Statue The Third Month

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 16 Swayambhu Chaitya Trailokya Lokeshwor Statue The Third Month

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 17 Swayambhu Chaitya Buddha Statue A small Buddha statue is one of many surrounding the outside of the Swayambhu Chaitya in the Golden Temple in Patan.

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 17 Swayambhu Chaitya Buddha Statue

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 18 Swayambhu Chaitya Hari Hari Haribahana Lokeshwor Statue The Second Month

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 18 Swayambhu Chaitya Hari Hari Haribahana Lokeshwor Statue The Second Month

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 19 Fierce Dragon On Swayambhu Chaitya

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 19 Fierce Dragon On Swayambhu Chaitya

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 20 Statue Of A Monkey Holding A Jackfruit

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 20 Statue Of A Monkey Holding A Jackfruit

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 21 Padmapani Lokeshvara Padmapani Lokeshvara is one of the four Lokeshvara statues situated at the four corners of the Golden Temple inner courtyard in Patan.

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 21 Padmapani Lokeshvara

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 22 Statue Of A Griffin

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 22 Statue Of A Griffin

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 23 Vajra With Elephants Holding Snow Lions With Main Shakyamuni Shrine Behind

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 23 Vajra With Elephants Holding Snow Lions With Main Shakyamuni Shrine Behind

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 24 Shakyamuni Buddha In Main Temple An extremely ornate statue of Shakyamuni Buddha is the main image inside the main shrine of the Golden Temple in Patan. The two bells hanging from the ceiling in the front of the Buddha are used to perform daily worship.

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 24 Shakyamuni Buddha In Main Temple

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 25 Shakyamuni Buddha In Main Temple Close Up 2010

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 25 Shakyamuni Buddha In Main Temple Close Up 2010

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 26 Shakyamuni Buddha In Main Temple In 2008

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 26 Shakyamuni Buddha In Main Temple In 2008

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 27 Vajrasattva Statue On Main Temple An 8-armed and 4-headed Vajrasattva statue is in northwest far right corner of the Golden Temple courtyard in Patan.

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 27 Vajrasattva Statue On Main Temple

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 28 The Entrance Door To The Swayambhu Chaitya Is Guarded By Two Snow Lions And Has A Vajra And Many Statues Including The King And Queen

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 28 The Entrance Door To The Swayambhu Chaitya Is Guarded By Two Snow Lions And Has A Vajra And Many Statues Including The King And Queen

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 29 Statue Of King And Queen Close Up Outside Entrance Door To The Swayambhu Chaitya With A Snow Lion And Many Statues

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 29 Statue Of King And Queen Close Up Outside Entrance Door To The Swayambhu Chaitya With A Snow Lion And Many Statues

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 30 Statue Of Snow Lion Close Up And Two Kneeling Figures Outside Entrance Door To The Swayambhu Chaitya

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 30 Statue Of Snow Lion Close Up And Two Kneeling Figures Outside Entrance Door To The Swayambhu Chaitya

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 31 Statue Of Figure With Four Arms Riding On A Snow Lion Outside Entrance Door To The Swayambhu Chaitya

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 31 Statue Of Figure With Four Arms Riding On A Snow Lion Outside Entrance Door To The Swayambhu Chaitya

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 32 Statues Of Halahala Lokeshwor 10th Month, Buddha, Khasparna Lokeshwor The 11th Month On Right Side Of Swayambhu Chaitya

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 32 Statues Of Halahala Lokeshwor 10th Month, Buddha, Khasparna Lokeshwor The 11th Month On Right Side Of Swayambhu Chaitya

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 33 Swayambhu Chaitya Lattice Door The lattice doors of the Swayambhu Chaitya in the Golden Temple in Patan are very ornate.

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 33 Swayambhu Chaitya Lattice Door

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 34 Fierce Dragon On Swayambhu Chaitya

Kathmandu Patan Golden Temple 34 Fierce Dragon On Swayambhu Chaitya