List Temples in Nepal

This is the comprehensive list of all known temples and shaktipeeths in Nepal.


List of Shiva Temples (62)

Shree Pashupatinath Temple (श्री पशुपतिनाथ मन्दिर) : this is the greatest and most significant Hindu temple in the world. It is situated in the heart of city Kathmandu, and very close to the Tribhuvan Intl Airport almost within 2 miles. The temple is believed to be more than 2000 years old. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site.

Shree Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu

Kailasnath Mahadev Statue (कैलाशनाथ महादेव मुर्ति) : being of 143 ft, this is the world's tallest statue of Lord Shiva. Its situated in Sanga Hill, Bhaktapur, Nepal and almost 30 min / 20 km ride from Kathmandu city center.

Kailashnath Mahadev Statue, Bhaktapur

Doleshwor Mahadev Temple (डोलेश्वोर महादेव मन्दिर) : Its the head part of the famous Indian temple Kedarnath. Its located in Sipatole, Bhaktapur district.

Doleshwor Mahadev, Bhaktapur
Gokarna Mahadev Temple, Kathmandu (गोकर्ण महादेव मन्दिर) : Its inside Kathmandu valley almost 8 miles away from Kathmandu city center. People who lost their father visit this temple on Gokarna Aunsi, which falls around September.

Gokarna Mahadev Temple

Shiva Parvati Temple, Kathmandu (शिव पार्वती मन्दिर) : Its situated in "Kathmandu Darbar Square" in the heart of Kathmandu city. Its also known as Mahadev-Parvati Temple. Kathmandu Darbar Square including this temple is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Shiva Parvati Temple, Kathmandu Darbar Square

Gyaneshwor Mahadev Temple, Kathmandu (ज्ञानेश्वर महादेव मन्दिर,  काठमाडौँ) : It is located at Gyandhara, Kathmandu near busy city center Dillibazar.

Gyaneshwor Mahadeve Temple, Kathmandu

Santaneshwor Mahadev Temple (Bajra Barahi) (सन्तानेश्वर महादेव/ बज्र बाराही) : It is located in Jharuwarasi VDC in Lalitpur District.  It is believed that the people who do not have children, once they please Lord Shiva visiting Santaneshwor Mahadev Temple then their lap would not get barren.

Aadinath Mahadev (आदिनाथ महादेव) : Its located near Sitapaila, Kathmandu.

Yamaleshwor Mahadev Temple : It is located at Kanti Path, Kathmandu

Shree Bhuvneshwar Mahadev Temple : It is located at Layaku,  Basantapur, Kathmandu

Shree Suryamukhi Mahadev Temple : It is located at Layaku, Kathmandu

Shree Kapileshwor Mahadev : It is located at Paropakar Marga, Kathmandu

Kalmochan Mahadev Temple : It is located at Tripura Marg, Kathmandu

Dayeshwor Mahadev : It is located at Bungol Marg, Lazimpat, Kathmandu

Shree Mrityunjayeshwar Mahadev Temple : It is located at Panipokhari, Kathmandu

Govrateshwor Mahadev Temple (Luvu) (गोभ्राटेश्वर महादेव) : Its located in Luvu VDC in Lalitpur.

Ratneshwor Mahadev  : It is located at Mikhabahal, Lalitpur.

Yaksheshwor Mahadeva Temple (यक्षेस्वर महादेव मन्दिर) : Its located in Bhaktapur district.

Aananta Lingeshwor Mahadev (अनन्त लिंगेश्वर महादेव) : Its located in Gundu, Bhaktapur district.

Latalamashor Mahadev : It is located near Kailashnath Mahadev statue by Araniko highway.

Bikateshwor Mahadev Temple : It is located near Kailashnath Mahadev statue by Araniko highway.

Kapiladev Mahadev : It is located at Nangkhel VDC-6, Palanse.

Bhakteshwar Mahadev : It is located at Kirtipur-15.

Bhimmukteshwar Mandir : Its located in Kalimati, Kathmandu. This temple was built by Mathwar Sing Thapa, prime minister and relative of Bhimsen Thapa. Temple is located at the same river-side where Bhimsen's body lied dead.

Ranamukteshwar Mandir :  Its located behind Sundhara in Kathmandu. This temple was built by Bhimsen Thapa in 1827 in memory of King Rana Bahadur Shah, who was assassinated at the same place. It is constructed in Rajput style which is not found in Nepal very often.

Aashapuri Mahadev Temple : It is located in Ryale, Bhaktapur. Kailsahnath mahadev statue is in same area in north of Araniko highway. This temple is in south.

Ugreshwor Mahadev Temple : It is located at Banepa, Kavre.

Nilkantheshwor Mahadev Temple :  It is located at Dhulikhel

Gaukhureshowr Mahadev :  It is located at Resort marga, Dhulikhel

Indreshwor Mahadev Temple :  It is located at Indreshwor Rd, Panauti.

Lokeshor Mahadev Temple : It is located at Bahunbesi- Saharetar Rd, Narjamandap

Kabilash Mahadev Temple : It is located near Lokeshwor Mahadev Temple.

Jagabaijyeshwor Mahadev Temple (जग-विजयश्वर महादेव) : Its located at Trebeni ghat near BP highway.

Dolaleshwor Mahadev Temple (दोलालेश्वर महादेव) : Its located at Dolalghat, Kabhre.

Kapileshwor Mahadev Temple (कपिलेश्वर महादेव) : Its located on Araniko highway almost mid point of Kathmandu to Kodari.

Chakreswori Mahadev Than, Sangba (चक्रेश्वरी महादेव) : Its located near Gaurishankhar Conservation area.

Satyeswor Mahadev Mandir (सत्येश्वर महादेव) : It is located near Hetauda by East-West highway.

Khandeshwor Mahadev Temple (खन्डेश्वर महादेव): It is located at Ambhanjyang on Tribhuvan Rajpath near Hetauda.


State no 1 (Eastern Nepal)
Halesi Mahadev (हलेसी महादेव) : It is located in Khotang district inside the massive cave. It is popular as The Pashupatinath of the eastern Nepal. There are three mysterious caves which are believed to be the three eyes of Lord Shiva. The natural cave is estimated to be in existence since 6000 years

Halesi Mahadev, Khotang


Arjundhara Temple, Jhapa (अर्जुनधारा मन्दिर, झापा) : its in Jhapa district in south eastern Nepal. Its also considered to be the Pashupatinath of east.

Arjundhara Temple, Jhapa

Trailokyeshor Mahadev, Dhankuta (त्रैलोक्येश्वर महादेव) : Its located in Kurule Tenupa VDC, Dhankuta. 

Pashupati Mandir, Damak, Jhapa (पशुपति मन्दिर, दमक, झापा) : Its located in Damak municipality of south eastern district of Jhapa.

Nandeshwor Mahadev, Jhapa (नन्देश्वर महादेव) : It is located at Bahundangi VDC, Jhapa.

Swargapuri Mahadev Temple, Illam (स्वर्गपुरी महादेव मन्दिर, ईलाम) : It is located at Ravi, Illam.

Kiranteshwar Mahadev : It is located by Pangma - Heluwabesi Rd.

Banaskhandi Mahadev Mandir, Biratnagar (बनसखन्डी महादेव मन्दिर) : Its located at Devkota Chowk, Biratnagar, Morang.

State no 2 (South Central Nepal - Madhesh)
Jaleshwor Mahadev Temple, Mahottari (जलेश्वर महादेव मन्दिर, महोत्तरी) : It is located in south eastern district of Mahottari, not too far from famous Ram Janaki Temple in Janakpurdham.

Jaleshwor Mahadev Temple

Shiva Mandir, Dhanusha (शिव मन्दिर, धनुषा) : Its situated in Janakpurdham, Dhanusha district near very famous Ramjanaki mandir on South eastern part of Nepal. Janakpurdham is linked with shiva as shiva had given his bow (pinaka) to ancestors of King Janak for safe-keeping. Bhagwan Ram incidentally break the dhanush during the swyamber with Sita.

Malegileshwori Mahadev Mandir : Its located near near Chandranigahpur (Cha'pur) by East west highway.


State no 4, 5, 6, 7 (Western Nepal)
Sidda Baba Temple, Palpa (सिद्ध बाबा मन्दिर) : It is located at the border of Palpa and Rupendehi districts near Butwal city next to the Siddartha highway on the way to Pokhara.


Sidda Baba Temple
Pandabeshwor Mahadev, Dang (पाण्डवेश्वर महादेव) : Its located in Dharapani of Dharna VDC -1, Dang district in western Nepal. World's largest Trishul (Trident, त्रिशुल) of Bhagwan Shiva is recently established in 2015 February. The height of Trishul is 55.5 feet and weight is 8,113 kg. Its made of Panchadhatu (the five metals) i.e. Gold, Silver, Copper, Brass and Iron. 
Pandabeshwor Mahadev, Dang
Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Pokhara (गुप्तेश्वोर महादेव गुफा) : Its located in beautiful city of Pokhara. The cave is 140 meter long in total and divided into two parts. At the end of the first part there is a Shiva Temple after 40 meters. Second part goes all the way to 100 meters. At the end which we can see the beautiful view of Davi's Fall from underground.

Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Pokhara

Kedareshwor Mahadev, Kaski (केदारेश्वर महादेव, कास्की): It is located at Kaski district in western Nepal.

Kedareshwor Mahadev Temple, Kaski
Dhudeshwor Mahadev : Its located at Jita, Lamjung.

Ishaneshwor Mahadev : It is located at Bhorletar near Pokhara.

Shree Karpureswor Mahadev Temple : It is located at Besisahar, Lamjung.

Bhim Bireshwor Mahadev Temple : It is located at Namjung VDC, Gorkha

Bhirgetungeshwar Mahadev Mandir : It is located at Chandi Bhanjyang

Nilkantha Mahadev Temple : It is located near Bhirgetungeshwar Mahadev Mandir.

Vidyeshwar Mahadev Mandir : It is located near Davghat.

Trinetreshwor Mahadev Temple : It is located by East-West Hwy near Tikapur.

Mugling Gupteshwor Mahadev Temple : It is located at mungling Narayangarn khand by Prithvi highway.


List of Shaktipeeths


These are the places to worship the goddess Shakti or sati. According to Shree Swasthani brata katha some parts of satidevi had fallen in Nepal during world tour of Shiva carrying her dead body. All of those places became shaktipeeth. Where as some other holy temples dedicated to Kali, durga, devi, sati or sakti (female power) are also considered shaktipeeths.

State no 3 (Kathmandu Valley and Central Nepal)

Manokamana Temple, Kathmandu
* Manokamana (मनोकामना) : This is situated in hills of Gorkha district but linked with the highway by cable car which makes the tour more enjoyable. Literally Manokamana means the fulfillment of desire. So its believed that the desire of the pilgrim will be fulfilled going there.

* Bhadrakali (भद्रकाली) : she is considered the daughter of Lord Shiva. The famous and historical Bhadrakali temple is in the heart of Kathmandu city.

* Guhyeshwari (गुय्हेश्वरी) : is also in the Kathmandu city next to famous Pashupatinath Temple. Its is believed that "holy ass" of goddess Sati was fallen here.

* Dakshinkali (दक्षिणकाली): its in Kathmandu valley almost 15 miles off city of Kathmandu.
Daksinkali Temple, Kathamndu

Maitidevi (मैतीदेवी) : It is in the heart of Kathmandu city. The neighborhood itself is called Maitidevi because of this Temple.
Maitidevi Temple, Kathmandu
Shobha Bhagawati (शोभा भगवती) : Its in Kathmandu river on Bisnumati River.

Bijeshwori Temple (बिजेश्वोरी मन्दिर) : Its in Dallu, Kathmandu.

Harati Devi Temple (हारती देवी मन्दिर): its near Bijeshwori temple and Chhauni, Kathmandu.

Naxal Bhagawati (नक्साल भगवती ) : It is situated in Naxal, Kathmandu.

Taleju Bhawani (तलेजु भवानी) : There are three Taleju bhawani temples in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts. This temple is linked with Mithila Kingdom of Simraungarh (1097-1324). It is said that the last King Hari Singa Dev escaped from Simraungrah to Kathmandu valley with Taleju bhawani.

Shankata (संकटा) : Its in the heart of Kathmandu city just next to Kathmandu Darbur Square.

Baglamukhi (बगलामुखी) : It is in Lalitpur district not too far from the Kathmandu.

Palanchowk Bhagawati (पलान्चोक भगवती) : It is in Kavre district almost 50 miles from the Kathmandu city.

* Nala Bhagawati (नाला भगवती): It is located in Nala Ugrachandi v.d.c. in Kabhre district near Banepa city. 

State no 1 & 2 (Eastern & South Central Nepal)

* Pathivara, Taplejung (ठूली पाथिभरा) : there are two temples of the same name "Pathivara" in eastern Nepal, The northern is considered big (thulo) and southern is considered small (sano). Thulo pathibhara is in district of Taplejung on the lap of Himalaya. It is kind of hard to reach there, but still thousands of people visit there every year.

Pathivara, Illam (सानो पाथिभरा): The Sano pathibhara temple is at Illam district, near an easily accessible Mechi highway. It is almost an hour drive from city of Birtamode, Jhapa. You have to climb almost half mile long stair to reach to the temple at the top the the hill.

Pathivara, Illam
* Dantyakali (दंत्यकाली) : It is in eastern city of Dharan. Its believed that teeth of goddess Sati was fallen here.

Gadhimai (गढीमाई) : It is in south eartern Bara district. Widely disputed "Gadhimai Festival" is organized here in every 5 years.

Jalpadevi (जाल्पादेवी) : This temple is situated in Chintang village almost 5 miles far from Dhankuta. The temple is also caled as Chintang devi.

* Kalinchok Bhagawati (कालिन्चोक भगवती) : It is situated in Dolakha district.

State no 4,5,6,7 (Western Nepal)

* Bindhyabasini Temple, Pokhara (बिन्ध्याबासिनी मन्दिर) : It is located at famous tourist city of Pokhara in western Nepal.

Taal Barahi Temple, Pokhara (ताल बाराही मन्दिर) : It is located at the center of Fewa Taal at Pokhara in western Nepal.

* Akaladevi Temple, Tanahun (अकलादेवी मन्दिर, तनहुँ ) : It is near Kathmandu-Pokhara highway.

Udipur Kalika Temple, Lamjung (उदीपुर कालिका मन्दिर) : It is situated in Udipur town of Besisahar Municipality in Lamjung district.

Chhangchhangdi Temple, Syangja (छाँगाछाङ्दी मन्दीर, स्याङ्जा) : Its located in Syangja District Chhangchhangdi  VDC.

Bala Tripura Sundari Temple, Dolpa (बाला त्रिपुरा सुन्दरी देवी मन्दिर) : Its located in Tripurakot VDC, Dolpa district, Karnali zone. This temple is said to be established in the year 1114. Satidevi's back was fallen here during world tour of Mahadev carrying her dead body.

Badi Malika Temple, Bajura (बडी मालिका मन्दिर) : Its located in Bajura district. This place is said to be the Mallagiri mountain described in Swasthani brata katha were Satidevi's left shoulder was fallen.

Daunne Devi Temple, Nawalparasi  (दाउन्ने देबी मन्दीर) : It is located Nawalparasi district by EastWest Highway.

Maula Kalika Temple, Nawalparasi (मौलाकालिका मन्दिर): It is the temple of Goddess Kalika located at Gaindakot, Nawalparasi district.

Kalika Temple, Bharatpur (कालिका मन्दिर, भरतपुर) : It is located in Bharatpur, Chitwan.

Zakhadi Mai Mandir, Bharatpur (जखडी माइ मन्दीर, भरतपुर) : It is located in Bharatpur, Chitwan.

Bageshwori Temple, Nepalgunj (बागेश्वर मन्दिर) : Its in the heart of Nepalgunj city.

Deuti Bajyai, Banke (देउती बज्यै मन्दीर) : It is near city of Kohalpur in Banke District.



List of Krishna Temples 

Lord Krishna, Lord Rama and many other deities are considered to be the avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu in the different ages. There are several temples specially dedicated to Vishnu, Krishna, Rama in Nepal. This list is about Lord Krishna (and his consort).

Krishna Mandir of Patan (पाटनको कृष्ण मन्दिर) : Krishna Mandir of Patan is Iconic Krishna Temple in Nepal. Its located in ancient Patan Darbar Square, city of Lalitpur. The whole Darbar square including this temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Krishna Mandir of Patan, Lalitpur
Radha Krishna Temple, Pako, New Road, Kathmandu

Radha Krishna Temple, Balajutar, Kathmandu

Krishna Pranami Mandir, Motitar, Lalitpur

Krishna Pranami Mandir, Banepa

Radha Krishna Temple, Hetauda

Krishna Pranami Mandir, Birgunj

Krishna Pranami Mandir, Nijanand Dham, Rauthat


Eastern Nepal(8)

Krishna Pranami Mandir, Pokhariya, Biratnagar

Krishna Mandir, Koshi Highway, Itahari, Morang

Krishna Pranami Mandir, Pathivara Tole, Itahari, Morang

Krishna Pranami Mandir, Biratchowk, Indrapur, Morang

Krishna Pranami Mandir Dhulabari, Mechinagar, Jhapa

Krishna Pranami Mandir, Sanischare, Jhapa

Krishna Pranami Temple, Kotihom (Kankai River), Surunga, Jhapa

Radha Krishna Mandir, Damak, Jhapa


Western Nepal(2)

Krishna Pranami Mandir, Ratnanagar, Chitwan

Radha Krishna Temple, Nawalparasi



List of Vishnu Temples

Changunarayan (चाँगुनारायण): This is one of the oldest Vishnu temple in the world. This temple dates back to 325 AD during the Lichchhivi era. Its is located on the top of Changu hill of Bhaktapur district, almost 10 miles East from Kathmandu. Its one among "Char (4) Narayans of Kathmandu valley." Other three are: Bishankhu Narayan, Shesh Narayan and  Narayan than aka Budhanilkhantha which are south east, south west and north of Kathmandu respectively. Ichangu narayan is also included in this list sometimes.

Changunarayan Temple, Bhaktapur

Budhanilkantha :  This is also called the Sleeping Vishnu, or Jalakshayan Narayan. Its a stone statue of 5 meters in length lying in a reclining position inside a pond. It is believed that the statue was sculpted and brought during the reign of the 7th century monarch Vishnugupta who controlled the Kathmandu valley under the Licchavi king Bhimarjunadev. Usually the name 'Nilkantha' (the blue throat) is related to another deity Shiva. It is unknown why Budha-nilkantha was attached to Vishnu instead of Shiva. It was believed that if the King of Nepal visit this temple he would die. Following the tradition none of the Nepali Hindu kings visited this temple. Rather they made a replica of this in the Royal Palace.
Budhanilkantha Temple, Kathmandu

Shesh narayan : It is located near Pharping near Dakshinkali temple. The main temple was built in the 17th century, but the cave to the right has been a place of pilgrimage for far longer. Its one among "4 Narayans of Kathmandu valley." (काठमाडौँ उपत्यकाका चार नारायण)

Sheshnarayan, Pharping


Bishankhu Narayan : Its located near Godabari, Lalitpur. Its one among "4 Narayans of Kathmandu valley."

Char Narayan Temple / Jagannarayan : This temple was built in 1565. Its located in Patan Darbar Square, Lalitpur. 2015 Earthquake completely destroyed this temple.

Ichangu Narayan Temple : Its located at Ichangu VDC, Kathmandu about 5 kms west of Kathmandu city center.

Tilmadhav Narayan Temple : Its located at Bhaktapur district near Bhaktapur Darbar Square.

Wakupati narayan : Its located in Bhaktapur District near Tilmadhav Narayan temple.

Mani keshab narayan : It is located at Lalitpur.

Wonde Narayan : Its located at Gunkamdev marg near Kathmandu darbar square.

Muktinath : It is located in Muktinath Valley Mustang district at the foot of Himalayas. It is a sacred place both for Hindus and Buddhists.
Muktinath, Mustang


Chandannath Mandir, Jumla : Its located at Khalanga Bazar, Jumla. 


Other Narayan Temples: There are several temples in Nepal by the name of Satya Narayan or Shree Satya Narayan or Laxmi narayan etc.  These are as follows:

(1) Bansidhar Marg, Kathmandu
(2) Inside Royal Palace, Kathmandu
(3) Narayan Temple, Kabhrepalanchowk
(4) Main Road, Biratnagar
(5) Ramailo Bazar Bayarban, Morang
(6) Dharampur, Jhapa
(7) Goldhap, Jhapa
(8) Duhabi Road, Inaruwa
(9) Myanglung municipality, Terathum
(10) Bharatpur Muglin-Narayanghat road
(11) Bharatpur
(12) Gitanagar near Bharatpur
(13) Hetauda
(14) Pokhara
(15)  Dhangadhi 



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