Nyatapola Temple

Kathmandu, Nepal

Nyatapola Temple

Nyatapola Temple is a 5-storeyed (Nyata "ङाता" = 5 Storeys "तल्ला & Pola "पोलँ" = Roof "छाना") Hindu temple. The temple's name means is Five Storeys Roofed Temple. Pagoda Style temple located in Bhaktapur, Nepal. The temple was erected by the Newari King Bhupatindra Malla during a 7-month period from late 1702 to 1703. It is the temple of Siddhi Lakshmi, the Tantric Lakshmi who bestows auspiciousness.

Bhaktapur is one of the three cities in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal not far from the capital city of Kathmandu. The name Bhaktapur means "City of Devotees". Today this ancient, medieval city, from the fifteenth century, is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which records buildings that are of cultural and natural value universally.



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