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Vishwanath Temple (built 1627)

Built in 1627, Vishnavath temple honors the god Shiva. In keeping with the erotic imagery common to Shiva temples in India, the roof supports are decorated with erotic carvings. A stone linga is also enshrined inside the temple. Twin stone elephants, visible in image 2, guard the entrance.

Bibliography:

All images copyright 2001 Kaye Yeo Ahn

Finley, Hugh; Everest, Richard; Wheeler, Tony. Lonely Planet: Nepal
  Lonely Planet Publications, 1999. China

Korn, Wolfgang The Traditional Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley
  University Press (Tribhuvan University), 1976. Nepal


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