Navadurga Temple

it honors the 9 manifestations of Durga

North of the Tachapal, the Nava Durga Dyochhen whish lies in Kwathandau is build in Newar style. It is a Tantric temple, said to be the site for strange sacrificial rites. This temple only opens to initiate, it honors the 9 manifestations of Durga, who are especially feared and respected in Bhaktapur. Nava Durga is also the combination of nine protective Mother Goddess of the City. It is famous for its elaborately carved windows and doors ways. The golden door is surmounted by golden window and is guarded by 2 metal lions. One can see huge crowd of devotees during Mohani (Dashain), the great festival of  the Nepalese.

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Bhaktapur (भक्तपुर), About this sound, listen (help·info); literally translates to “city of devotees”), also known as Khwopa (Nepal Bhasa: ख्वप Khwopa), is a city in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal about 8 miles (13 km) from the capital city, Kathmandu. It is located in and serves as the headquarters of Bhaktapur District in Bagmati Pradesh of Nepal. It is administratively divided into 10 wards.

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