Kedarnath temple; one shikhara styled brick paved Shiva temple

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The Kedarnath temple look-alike like the Badrinath Temple since both of them are made in the terracotta form. The temple is called Kedarnath because of the statue of Kedaraeshwor that is established in the phallus of the temple.

This 17th-century temple is so eye-satisfying. Through which’s eastern pedestal, you can observe the entire durbar area along with the rest house and temple of Vatsala Durga Temple. While from the western or the front pedestal of the temple, you can have a glimpse of the entire char Dham temples.

There are a total of five pinnacles in the temple including four sub pinnacles. And, architecturally, they all turn in four directions. Despite that, it looks so splendid, of course, with the statues of lord shiva in it.

The stone pillars also seem fascinated with imaginative carvings.

The most dynamic king of the Malla era, King Bhupatindra Malla erected this temple. 

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, on the southwestern part of the square.

In general, Kedarnath is worshipped as one among the Char Dham temple but the current priest of this temple does not count it in Char Dham temples of Bhaktapur.

If you are interested in temples and worshipping then the morning would be the best time to visit this temple. Otherwise, you can go whenever you desire to go there.

It is said that there is a statue of Kedareshwor Mahadeva established over there.

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

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

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

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