Ugrachandi; the statue of the most furious goddess

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Ugrachandi; the statue of the most furious goddess image

The statue of Ugrachandi is one of the most beautiful sculptures, that you could find in Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The sculpture exudes a distinct vibe. Her facial expression when defeating a demon, the features of having pairs of hands with weapons in them, and the Karirihasta mudra is just remarkable.

Ugrachandi Bhagwati is known as the furious goddess in the area due to her characteristics. Even her name, Ugrachandi, signifies “the deity of great rage. Here, Ugra means “severe,” while Chandi refers to the angry female deity.

As we all know, King Bhupatindra Malla was a keen individual who enjoyed beautifying the Durbar area as well as building temples. According to legend, he proposed the statue of Ugrachandi Bhagwati in front of Basantapur Durbar in 1707, most likely after it had been renovated.

You can see this magnificent artwork on your left as you pass the tourist information office through the white concrete gate.


Yes, it lies within the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. If you enter Durbar Square from the western gate, you could find the statue on your left-hand side.

The name of the statue is Bhagwati often called Ugrachandi Bhagwati and that means the goddess of extreme anger.

The statue of Ugrachandi Bhagwati was erected in 1707.

King Bhupatindra Malla is credited for the establishment of the statue of Ugrachandi Bhagwati.

The angry-neutral face of hers, nine pairs of hands full of different types of weapons, the posture of slaying a demon, that slaughtered buffalo, then having a position of giving blessings and all those details on one sculpture is no ordinary thing to create. Thus, the sculpture is praised so much.

Yes, it is. If you happened to reach Bhaktapur Durbar Square, early in the morning, then you could see several such sculptures being worshipped by the devotees.


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