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Thursday, August 11, 2011

BATSALA TEMPLE


      Near the Nyatapola temple of  Bhaktapur lies the temple of  " the Bell barking Dogs' i.e the Batsala temple of Goddess Batsala devi. The local dogs start to bark at the peculiar sounds of the bronze bells of this temple. Thus," The bell of the Barking dogs"(Khicha Kho gan)  is a noteworthy feature of the Batsala temple. This bell was hung in the temple by King Bhupatindra Malla. Built during the Malla period, this temple, which looks somewhat like the Krishna temple of Lalitour, is made of stones.
     The Chariot festival of Goddess Batasal devi was firstly introduced by the Lichhavi King Shiva Deva. this festival is observed jointly with the holy fair of Chandravinayak.

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