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Vatsala Durga Temple reviews
All the temples in the old part of this city are amazing and beautiful.Honestly We can'tsay that one is more wonderful than another.This building was recently restoredfrom the 2015's eartquake and... more »
this temple is a part of durbur square and you can just go and sit on the stairs and click pictures. more »
Vatsala Temple was a stone temple dedicated to goddess Vatsala Devi that included many carvings. It was most famous for its silver bell, known to local residents as "the bell of barking dogs" as when it was rung, dogs in the vicinity barked and howled. The colossal bell was hung by King Ranjit Malla in 1737 AD and was used to sound the daily curfew. It was rung every morning when goddess Taleju was worshiped. Despite the Temple being completely demolished by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake, the bell remains intact.
Vatsala Temple was built in 1672 by King Jagat Prakash Malla while the Taleju Bell which was in front of the temple (Temple was destroyed in 2015 quakes) was placed there by King Jaya Ranjit Malla in 1737. The beautiful Taleju Bell is still standing. I have rated it 5 stars based on a strong hope that this beautiful temple is going to be rebuilt to it's former glory.
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