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12 November 2010

Mabindra Rai - Album "Bhet"

Mabindra Rai - Promo for his debut album.

"Patan Durbar Square"

Patan Durbar Square - One of the seven monumental zones that adds up to make Kathmandu valley world heritage sites. Patan Durbar Square is of great historical and religious importance to Nepalese (Hindus or Buddhist). This monumental Zone can also be seen as an example of religious solidarity that exists between Hindus & Buddhists  residing in Nepal as Durbar Square  is full of Hindu temples along with  Buddhist monuments with bronze gateways, guardian deities and wonderful carvings.
The surroundings of Patan is filled with ancient newari architecture with all the houses around too giving an antique and unique architectural look.

The main attractions of Patan Durbar Square or the places to visit around Patan are:

1) Krishna Mandir: which is the temple of Lord Krishna(HIndu God). This temple was built in 17th century by then King Siddhi Narshing Malla. This temple can be seen as the busiest and crowded with religious people at the time of Krishna astami.
Krishna Mandir  is also compared with sacred Mount Meru, which is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva according to Hindu scriptures.

2)Mahabouddha: Little further from Patan Durbar Square lies Mahabouddha, the buddhist temple. This temple is made up of Clay Bricks where many images of Lord Buddha are carved wonderfully  . This temple was built in 14th Century and is regarded as the 14th century Nepalese architectural masterpiece .

3)Hiranya Varna Mahavir: is a three storeyed  golden pagoda. Built in twelfth century by King Bhaskar Verma,  the golden images of Lord Buddha can be found Inside the upper storey of the pagoda.

A narrow way near Patan that leads towards Banglamukhi  (another temple of religious importance)

 Also the locals enjoy being in Patan  sitting around drinking tea, listening to music with earphones in their ear, or with friends having smooth talk etc.. Patan has a Pleasant environment. whether with friends, or alone or with family , everyone will definitely love Patan Durbar Square Visit.

Patan Durbar Square is a must visit place for people Planning visit Kathmandu.

The entry fee for tourists is only NRs. 200 and for SAARC country visitors , it is just NRs. 25.
Trust me the fee is gonna be worth the visit.
Nepal Tourism Year 2011  could be the best time to visit and explore different places of Nepal and not to miss Patan Durbar Square.
VISIT NEPAL 2011- lets make it happen.


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