The statue of King Bhupatindra Malla is one of the finest examples of metallic artworks, available in Bhaktapur. However, you have to go to the Taleju Bell (Tagou Ghan) to have a close-up sight and study the details of the statue.
The artwork on that representation of King Bhupatindra Malla is simply outstanding. This golden masterpiece is staged right opposite the golden gate, facing toward the north direction at Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
You might also notice that this statue is quite different from most of the other king’s statues. Normally, the king’s statues portray their bravery. But, this statue, here shows the devotion of a king toward their worshipped deity.
Moreover, the figure of the king is posed in crossed leg posture, above the seats of snake (Naagaashan), lotus (Padmaashan), and lions on four corners (Simhaashan) of the pillar. The joined hands and a bowing head of the king is a rare scene to depict which you could encounter over there.
The statue of King Bhupatindra Malla has a bullet wound in the leg from the battle of Bhaktapur (November 10-12, 1769 A.D.).
So, don’t miss out on a chance to allocate it while you are in this ancient burg, Bhaktapur.
Yes, it lies within the Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
It is the statue of one of the greatest kings of Bhaktapur, King Bhupatindra Malla.
This image has a different aspect of the nature of a king. The king in this image shows devotion toward Taleju Bhawani.
Yes, there are restaurants and cafes on-site, convenient for all kinds of visitors.
The statue is situated right in front of the Golden gate.
Yes, there is. After entering the Golden gate, you would have to go to the north and pass a passage to reach another courtyard. There, you could find two stone images. It is said that one of them is the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.
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Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Municipality, Bhaktapur District, Nepal.