Radhakrishna temple; the perfect pagoda of Bhaktapur Durbar Square

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Within the premises of Bhaktapur durbar square, you can encounter different types of temples. Among them, the very first pagoda styled temple which you will encounter, while entering from the western gate to the Bhaktapur durbar square will be the Radhakrishna temple.

Yes, the temple is one of the best examples of spectacular wood carvings which you can observe on the doors and windows of the temple. The temple is one which is made out in traditional Nepalese style among Char Dham temples of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Also, the struts, are filled with the images of incarnations of Lord Vishnu and other deities. That makes this temple more refined and elegant.

This temple is popular as the Radhakrishna temple but alternatively, also recognizes under the name of Gopinath temple. Furthermore, This temple is also famous as the dwarikanath temple because of a statue established inside this temple.

The statue established inside the temple is of Lord Krishna. That seems more artistic and admiring. Not only the statue of Lord Krishna but also the statue of Balram and Radha are beautifully placed over there.

There is a guarding image of two stone lions and a standing pillar in front of the temple, which consists of a garuda image on its top. 


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.

Yes, it is still called the Gopinath temple after the Radha Krishna temple.

If you are interested in temples and worshipping then the morning would be the best time to be present there.

The temple is solely made in Nepalese Pagoda style and is beautifully decorated with elegantly carved figures on struts and doors.

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.

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

While being in Bhaktapur, you must mind a 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 places. You should consider these things.

As we informed you earlier it is all safe for solo travelling 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.

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