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Thursday, August 11, 2011

GUHESWARI TEMPLE

     Near the holy temple of Pashupatinath is located another historic and holy temple of Goddess Guheswari. This ancient temple lies on the south-west bank of the holy river Bagmati at Devpatan. This one storied temple has got its own peculiar features which distinguish it from other pagodas and prove its historic antoquity. Pre-historic mythologies refer about of Guheswari was constructed during the reign of King Shanker devof the Lichhavi period with the help of great tantric Narsingha Tahkur by name. King Pratap Malla of Kathmandu got this temple repaired with the advice of a noted Tantric Lambakarna Bhatta in the year 1654 A.D. In the modern times, King Rana Bahadur Shah presented various muscial instruments to be used  during the prayer and worship of the Goddess in the temple.
     The temple of Guheswari houses no image of any Goddess. Devotees offer wine,eggs etc in a holy orifice which has been regarded as the place of  worship since times immemorial.

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