Rameshwor temple; one temple beyond the walls

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Out of the four temples of Chardham temples, one is the Rameshwar temple. It is an open temple that stands with four artistic stone pillars. Somehow, this shiva temple tends to be called Rameshwar because of a darn.

The darn says that the initial Rameshwor temple was established by Lord Ram.  For that reason, people call this temple as Rameshwar Mahadev temple but ultimately, yes, it’s a shiva temple. Well, the Rameshwar temple of Bhaktapur is just a replica of the initial one that is in south India.

Consequently, this temple lies right in front of the Gopinath temple. While you enter from the west entrance to the durbar square, you can find this temple on your right-hand side.

The artistic king of the Malla era, King Bhupatindra Malla is credited for such beautiful work.

The shivaling of Jalhari and roof like backflipped lotus made this temple more elegant. There are no walls at all. So you can easily take a glimpse of the shivaling of the temple.


Yes, it lies within the Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

The Rameshwor temple of Bhaktapur was said to be built in the 17th century.

Yes, the Rameshwor temple is one of the Char Dham temples of Bhaktapur.

Yes, you can. Since it literally is an open temple.

This temple is named Rameshwor since it is established as a replica of the Rameshwaram temple of India.

This temple is located in the western arena of Bhaktpur Durbar Square (right in front of Padma School).

If you are interested in temples and worshipping then, morning would be the best time to be present there. Otherwise, you can go whenever you like to go 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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