Changunarayan Temple often described as the most ancient temple of Nepal. Changu Narayan Temple lies 20 km eastward from Kathmandu and 8 km northward from Dudhpati of Bhaktapur. This ancient temple dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu is one of the most important temple of Nepal. The temple as well as its premises is full of fifth century stone inscriptions related to the Lord Vishnu.
Place to visit in Around Bhaktapur
TALLEST STATUE OF LORD SHIVA: The 108 feet tall idol of Hindu god Shiva, situated at Sangabhanjyang of Bhaktapur is acclaimed as the world's tallest idol of Lord Shiva. the idol has been erected at the area covering 75 ropanies of land. the are comprises a beautiful garden and a children's park while the huge statue has been accompanied by statues of seated Nandi (Lord Shiva's famoruite bull) his wife Parvati and his sons, Ganesh and Kumar. From this place bordering Kathmandu and Kavre district, a commoanding view of the most parts of the Kathmandu valley can be observed. people from different parts come to visit during holidays.
Situated in a peaceful and serene environment, visitors can not leave without praising the impressive of the idol. The statue of Lord Shiva in a standing position with a damaru (Drum) in his one hand and another hand offering the blessing for the selfare of all has energed as one of the attractive destinations for the people of Kathmandu and of different parts of the country. This place lies at a distance of five km from Banepa of Kavre district and at a five minutes walking distance from Saga. Visitors from Kathmandu have to travel a distance of 22 km to reach the place.
DOLESHWOR MAHADEV: Kedarnath The Doleshwor Mahadev temple that is considered religiously important is located at Sipadol-6, 4 km south of Jagati, Bhaktapur. This temple is worshipped as the head of the Lord Kedarnath. According to the long held belief, the head of the deity originated in this place while the remaining body part in Kedarnath of India. A large rock outcropping amidst green forest is worshipped as a representation of Lord Kedarnath. Common people can touch and worship here only three times a year. On other days, they have to offer worship from outside the gate.