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Lalitpur Patan Purnachandi Temple – Nepal – Siddhi Lakshmi Temple

Lalitpur Patan Purnachandi temple is located half a kilometer west of the famous durbar square in Patan, Nepal. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Siddhi Lakshmi, who is popularly known as Purnachandi.

The murti of Goddess Purnachandi is swayambhu and was retrieved from Nekhu River, which has now disappeared. The murti is formed on a stone.

The original shrine was built in 1635 CE. The current temple was built in during the 17th century after the original temple was destroyed in fire. This is a pagoda style three-tier temple with three roofs. There is a pond near the shrine. Goddess Kamala, the Tantric form of Goddess Purnachandi, is worshipped outside the temple. This is a painted image of the Goddess.

The temple has a stone pillar with a lion mounted on top of it. There are colorful wooden sculptures of various gods and goddess in the Hindu pantheon on woods supporting the roof. There are also images of various forms of Goddess Shakti on various parts of the temple.

Dashain (September - October) is a nine-day festival in the temple.