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Lalitpur Patan Vishwanath Temple

Lalitpur Patan Vishwanath temple is located at Lalitpur (Patan) in Nepal. The temple is dedicated to Mahadev Shiva. The shrine is famous for its erotic sculptures. A Shivling is worshipped in the main sanctum sanctorum. The shrine was built in 1627 CE by King Narasimha of Lalitpur.

Lalitpur Patan Vishwanath temple is a two-storey pagoda style temple with two roofs. There are two elephant stone sculptures at the entrance of the temple. There is a popular local legend that the king who built the temple will not enter heaven until the stone elephants descend from the temple and drink from the Mani Dhara water fountain. One of the elephants also has a person atop it. 

The temple is noted for its ornate wooden pillars, windows, and doors. There are sculptures of various gods and goddesses from Hindu pantheon in different parts of the temple. There are also huge stone sculptures of lion.

Shivratri is an important festival in the temple.