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Dakshinkali Temple

Kathmandu, Nepal

Dakshinkali Temple is one of the most famous and popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Goddess Kali, “The Black One”. It is located 22km outside Kathmandu Valley and 1 km outside the village of Pharping. The road to DakshinKali is in a good condition but it is uphill all the way. If you plan to go on the Mountain Bike, it is really a interesting place to go and coming back fast is the fun park. Dakshinkali is about a 45-minute taxi ride from Kathmandu. You can hire a taxi and pay a little bit more to the taxi driver to wait while you explore other sites.


It is said that DAKSINKALI came to an existence after goddess KALI herself appeared in the dream of a Malla king, the ruler of 14th  century. Goddess kali then commanded the king to build a temple dedicating her in a very unknown strange place. As the command was about to be followed immediately, a person said that he had already sort out a stone image of the goddess kali in the same place where goddess  kali commanded the king to built the temple. The image was then left open with the elements as she commanded over her head a gilded canopy was kept erect with four golden serpents. Also images of lord Ganesh , seven  Asthamatrikas and a stone Bhairav near by her images.

Dakshinkali temple is of great importance among those who need her blessing and also among the blessed ones. There is a strong believe in the ability of goddess to make wishes come true. Among thousand of visitors we can see lovers, businessman, children, students, job seekers , sick, etc. Here wishes are made in front of the goddess with sacrifice of animals particularly of cockerels and uncastrated male goats.

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