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Thursday, August 11, 2011

DATTATRAYA TEMPLE


     Some 5 miles from the Nepalese capital this famous temple of medieval days lies in the  city of Bhaktapur. This temple was constructed during the reign of Yakshya Malla , then Malla King, in 1427 A.D.  It is said that this temple was built with the wood of a single tree. The temple of Dattatraya  was renovated during King Biswa Malla's time. Thousands of devotees come to pay homage to Lord Dattatraya  during the Shivaratri fair in February.
     Just behind the Dattatraya temple there is an ancient monastery which is renowned the world over for the wonderful "Peacock Window". This famous window was carved during the reign of King Biswa Mall in 1458.

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