Nil Barahi Temple

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Nil Barahi temple is located in the northern arena of the historical city Tigani. It is as Balkumari Temple, considered one among the four Barahi of the Kathmandu Valley. There is a natural stone inside the temple which represents the Nil Barahi herself. 

There is no roof in this temple which additionally make it a distinct temple. It is said that during the reign of King Vikram Sen, this deity was established over there adopting the Tantrik way. Besides the Nil barahi temple, there are other images of Astamatrika, bhairava and pati on its premises.

other deities at Nil Barahi temple premises

Other deities at Nil Barahi temple premises PC: Bhaktapur.com/Praz Santt

Nil Barahi temple premises

Nil Barahi temple premises

Moreover, this prominent place is important for both Hindus and Buddhists. Meanwhile, a lot of people worship this temple as Dhana Barahi too. 

Nil Barahi temple

Nil Barahi temple

A palanquin from this temple is prepared to participate in the Sindoor Jatra where an image of Nil barahi with 3 eyes and four hands is set aside. This image of her however always remained at Dyo Chhen. Besides, the legendary Nil Barahi Dance is also closely related to this temple.

This temple is at quite a height and a small jungle leads the way up to there. So, it’s naturally a refreshing place.

Jungle area near Nil Barahi temple

Jungle area near Nil Barahi temple

way to Nil Barahi temple

Way to the Nil Barahi temple

There is a picnic spot too. Considering these features, the municipality organized to make it an eco-park. From where the Kathmandu valley, as well as Changu Narayan temple, can be seen very firmly.  

western view form Nil Barahi temple

Western view from Nil Barahi temple

eastern view from Nil Barahi temple

The eastern view from Nil Barahi temple

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