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Shiva Parvati And Navadurga Temple In Kathmandu – Nepal

Shiva Parvati and Navadurga temple is located at Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. The shrine is dedicated to the nine manifestations of Goddess Durga – Navadurga. The shrine also has murts of Shiva and Goddess Parvati in the upper levels.

The temple is a two-storied structure with a single roof. The murtis of Navadurga are hidden from public. The central door to the main sanctum is only open to priests.

The temple is believed to have been constructed by Ran Bahadur Shah (1777-99).

Dashain (September – October) is observed for nine days in the temple with various Tantric pujas and festivities. The shrine is noted for its carvings and both stone and wooden sculptures.

The murti of Shiva and Goddess Parvati gaze across the square in front of the temple through a window. They are always visible to the public.