Jagannath temple; the temple of wooden Krishna

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Jagannath temple; the temple of wooden Krishna image
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The ancient evidence says that the king bhupatindra Malla is responsible for the erection of the Chardham temples of Bhaktapur. Along with the Jagannath temple, he also commenced the Badrinath temple, Kedarnath temple, and Rameshwar temple.

Yes, however, this Jagannath temple consists of a place among char Dham temples.

The current temple of Jagannath seems quite ordinary covered with a tin roof.  This one-story temple was three times bigger and of two stories on its erection. The ruinous earthquake of 1934 A.D. somehow spectacularly affects the physical appearance of this temple.

Nowadays, we can see a simple architecture assembled over there. So, it can protect the beautiful wood sculptures of Lord Krishna, Balaram, and Subhadra, erected inside the temple.

The Jagana God Jatra

This, Jagana God Jatra is a very minor jatra of Bhaktapur. That is not forgotten continuously now. According to the events of the lunar year, this event falls on the second day of Dillathwa.

Yonder, dillathwa means the starting days of the ninth month, as of the Nepal sambat’s. On the occasion of the day, the statue of Jagannath is worshipped by its Pujari. That, with a special ritual. Meanwhile, a small group of people carries away the diety to roam the city.

FAQs

Yes, you can. You could even capture the images of the god and goddess of the sanctum if you made it in the time of Nityapuja.

No, it is not. It is just opened for the Nityapuja, a daily worshipping ritual.

Yes, it lies within the Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

It would be a pleasure to sneak around Bhaktapur Durbar Square. It doesn’t matter when you will visit there. But if you are interested in temples and worshipping then the morning would be the best time to be present there.

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.

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. But you need to catch the bus that has a route via shiddhapokhari.

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.

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

  • 27.6721° N, 85.4281° E
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