Sankata Temple

Kathmandu, Nepal

Sankata Temple

Sankata Temple (Nepali: संकटा), is one of the holy temples located at Te Bahal, Kathmandu, Nepal. Sankata is a popular divinity who is worshipped, especially on Saturdays, to ward off bad luck and sickness. Sankata is worshiped by Buddhist as well who accredit the shrine to Chanda Mahoroshan. One of the curious things about the deity is that for Hindus, Sankata is a goddess while Buddhist take the deity as God Bhairav.

This shrine along with Mahankal Than and Lumadi than are worshiped together on a single day.

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