Aesamari Sattal of Taumadhi Square

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Many of you might have heard about the word Aesamari Sattal and some might know which exactly the architecture is. Aesamari Sattal is non-other than that building, which resides right in front of the Nyatapola temple where “New Cafe Nyatapola” exists.

That building was said to be used by the priest who came to Bhaktapur, especially for the Biska Jatra. Also, the building was said to be the house of the essential elements of the biska jatra festival. 

There are numerous stories related to this particular building. It is said that there used to be a puja each year during Biska jatra in the Taumadhi square. That puja was specially held for the salvation of those spirits who had an unfortunate death. And the sages were said to make the big bread (roti or mari) in this particular place, thus it started to be called Aesamari Sattal.

Moreover, Aesamari Sattal is also unique in the aspect of depicting exceptional woodcarvings. Especially the erotic carvings. In the struts of this building, we can see numerous characters and their actions, beautifully depicting the then lifestyle.

erotic carving at Nyatapola cafe

Erotic carving at Nyatapola cafe PC: Praz Santt/

You can check out more carvings like this on the Erotic carvings on the architecture of Bhaktapur.


Aesamari Sattal, now Nyatapola Restaurant, is one of Nepal’s most stunning architectural specimens, with both historical and religious significance.

The Aesamari Sattal is located at Taumadhhi Square of Bhaktapur, right before the Nyatapola temple.

The Aesamari Sattal, on the other hand, stands out among the other structures in Taumadhi Square. In addition, there are some incredible erotic engravings cut into the structure’s struts.

Because the Aesamari Sattal is located in the centre of Taumadhi Square, So, you could reach Bhaktapur Durbar Square within less than a minute.


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  • Taumadhi Square, Bhaktapur Municipality, Bhaktapur District, Nepal.

  • 27.671034, 85.429155
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