Chinna Masta Temple; a temple dedicated to the Goddess Kali

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Chinna Masta temple is entirely dedicated to Chinna Masta Devi. The denizens of the changu praise her as a local paraphrase of Goddess Kali. It is believed that she was there, ere the ancient times.

Since she is a tantric goddess, she took sacrifices. But, She gets her estimation because of her sacrifice. As per the myths, she beheaded herself to fed hungry Dakini and Varnini.

Chinna Masta

Almost every image of her shows that epigraphic story, where she retains her head in one hand. And, scimitar in the other hand. Plus, three spurts of blood mounting out from her neck and feeding Dakini, Varnini, and herself that blood.

This temple, over in the courtyard of Changu Narayan Temple has a single glided roof. And, in front of it, there are two miniature taleju bells. Moreover, it has two flags as well as guardians on both sides of the doors. The temple lies in the south-east corner of the courtyard.


The entrance fee to enter Bhaktapur along with the Bhaktapur Durbar Square varies as per the nationality. It costs, Rs.1500 for Non-SAARC nationality, Rs.500 to SAARC, and Chinese citizens, and free for the Nepalese.

No, you don’t need to pay for your infant. In fact, it is free entry to the children below 10 years of each national at Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

No, it doesn’t. It lies at Changunarayan which is a northern hill station of Bhaktapur. That also consists of the oldest temple of Nepal, Changu Narayan Temple.

Yes, you do. It costs Rs.350 for Non-SAARC Nationals and Chinese nationals. And, it costs Rs.250 for the SAARC nationals.

You could choose a local bus or hire a private vehicle to reach over there.

You can catch a local bus from Ratna Park or from Bagbazaar if you are staying at Thamel, which directly goes to Bhaktapur and Changunarayan too. But you need to walk a little bit to reach the premises of Changu Narayan Temple.

Yes, there are restaurants and cafes on-site, convenient for all kinds of visitors.

Yes, it is. Even a single woman could travel here alone.

No, not exactly. You can make your tickets available for one more day at the time you buy it if you are gonna stay at Bhaktapur Nagar. Otherwise, you don’t have to worry about extra ticket expenses.

Well, there are a lot of things that you can do like shopping, sightseeing, eating different foods, also photography. But, capturing one corner of the square and having a sunset view would be the most satisfying thing that you would experience.

While being in Bhaktapur, you must mind few things like taking out of your shoes while entering the temple and other religious sites. Likewise, you might not be allowed to click pictures of some specific events or place. You should consider these things.

As we informed you earlier it is all safe for solo traveling which means you can travel without a guide. But we also recommend you to have a certified guide who would help you to understand the authentic Bhaktapur and the stories carved all over the monuments.


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  • Changu Narayan Temple courtyard, Changu Narayan Municipality, Bhaktapur District, Nepal.

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