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Shiva, the most popular god in Nepal, is a complex personality, exalted under 1,008 different names. Shiva is both destroyer and re-creator. Vishnu, Preserver of life and of the world, is the benevolent saviour, adored in multiple forms. Brahma created the cosmos and the other gods and goddesses.
According to the Skenda Purana Shiva disguised as a one-horned golden deer, hid himself from the gods and from mankind in Sleshmantaka forest. While he spent his days frolicking, the world suffered.
Vishnu the preserver, Brahma the creator, and Indra the king of gods, took matters into their hands and searched for him.
A goddess revealed Shiva's disguise and when they finally caught the deer by the horn, it burst into fragments and Shiva revealed himself. He asked the three Gods to establish his horn in their three worlds.
Vishnu installed his section in his celestial abode in Vaikuntha, Indra in his realm in heaven, and Brahma enshrined it at the sacred site of Gokarneshwor
Gokarneshwor Mahadev Temple Reviews
Bel tempio! Mi è piaciuto molto...zero turisti! Sul fiume bagmati vicino non lontano da boudhanat! Eseguono ancora cremazioni ed è pieno di scimmie! more »Beautiful temple! I loved ... zero! Bagmati River near not far from boudhanat! Perform still cremations and is full of monkeys!
Gokarneshwor temple 12 km East North of Kathamandu, 10 minute drive from popular place Boudha nath Stupa. On the month of july plenty of people gather here for special ritual praying lord Shiva to hel... more »
The aura of religious belief hasn't been minimized even at the midst of modern life. Historical, religious and archaeological significance of Gokarneshwor temple make this place as one of the most visited piligrimage for the Hindus as well as for the tourists.
The temple with history. Yes I know you will feel better if once visit here. ..This photo is of january 2019 with some dews on the screen.
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