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Lalitpur Patan Narayana Temple – Nepal

Lalitpur Patan Narayana temple is located at the Durbar square in Patan, Nepal. There are two Narayana temples here and the other one is the more famous Char Narayan temple. The shrine is dedicated to Narasimha Avatar of Bhagwan Vishnu.

The pagoda style shrine was built in 1652 CE and it is a two-storey structure with two roofs. The main murti worshipped in the temple is that of Narasingha – half-man half-lion form of Vishnu.

The murti worshipped in the temple is the ferocious form of Narasimha and it is never taken out. Entry to the sanctum sanctorum is also restricted.

The temple is noted for its sculptures especially that of Vishnu bhagavan atop Garuda. The temple has beautiful ornate wooden doors and windows. There are also beautiful sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses.