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Visit to The House of Sleeping Lord Vishnu

A sleeping Vishnu, floating like a gigantic astronaut on a bed of snakes in the middle of a big pool of water depicting the cosmic ocean. The name Budhanilkantha has nothing to do with Buddha, but literally means “blue throat disguised by mud”. The peculiar name refers to two legends attached to the statue, one of them saying that a farmer found the long lost statue in the mud when working his field with a plough and the other saying that Vishnu sacrificed himself by drinking the poison of the cosmic ocean, which then turned his throat blue.

The House of Sleeping Lord Vishnu (Buddhanilkantha) is located on the north of Kathmandu Valley and is the holiest serine of Hindu community of people in Nepal. It is situated at the base of Shivapuri Hills. It is a remarkable huge statue of Lord Vishnu reclining on a bed of coiled snakes. The statue is said to be sculpted from a single block of black stone. Among the three statues from Lichhavi period, this is said to be the one. The 5 meter long statue is also known by the name of Jalasyana Narayan.

After the name of Temple, who the VDC was also named as Budhanilkantha VDC, currently Budhanilkantha Municipality. Budhanilkantha receives a large number of Hindu pilgrims during Haribodhini Ekadashi, which takes place during the 11th day of Kartik (October - November). This festival is celebrated as an awakening of Lord Bishnu from his long sleep.

At 10:30am, the tour guide will assist you at the hotel lobby. Then, you will head off to the sightseeing of Budhanilkantha Temple. After reaching there, your guide will tell you about the temple and its history. You will see many people worshiping and offering tikas, garlands, fruits, etc. Capture the best moments in your camera. After finishing the sightseeing, you will be taken to a local restaurant for lunch. 

At 1:30pm, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

What's included

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Private vehicle for sightseeing
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch

What's not included

  • Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Important information

 Hotel pick-up and drop off outside Ring-road area also available on extra charge.

From EUR 67 per person

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