Patan Krishna Temple
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Patan Krishna Temple
Patan Krishna Temple is popular for the Krishna Temple, and war of Mahabharat,It has been listed in World Heritage Site of UNESCO already.The city was initially designed in the shape of the Buddhist Dharma-Chakra (Wheel of Righteousness).The four thurs or mounds located on the perimeter of Patan are ascribed around,one at each corner of its cardinal points, which are popularly known as Ashoka Stupas.Legend has it that Emperor Ashoka (Legendary King of India) visited with his daughter Charumati to Kathmandu in 250 B.C. and erected five Ashoka Stupas, four in the surrounding and one at the middle of the Patan. The size and shape of these stupas seem to breathe their antiquity in a real sense. There are more than 1,200 Buddhist monuments of various shapes and sizes scattered in and around the city.
The most important monument of the city is Patan Durbar Square, which has been listed by UNESCO as one of seven Monument Zones that make up the Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Site.
Patan City was planned in Vihars and Bahils. Out of 295 Vihars and Bahils of the valley 56% of them are in Patan. The water conduits, stone spouts, Jaladroni (water tanks), artistic gate ways,Hindu temples and Buddhist Vihars adorn the city. The in built cultural heritage like the royal palace, with intricately carved doors and windows and beautiful courtyards adorned with exquisite icons enhance the beauty of the city. Such art pieces are found in stone, metal, terracotta ivory and other objects. All these artefacts exhibit artistic excellence of the craftsmen and the whole city looks like an open museum.
World Heritage Site
The monument zone of Patan Durbar Square is one of the seven monument zone of Kathmandu Valley.The seven monument zones were included in the World Heritage List in 1979 as one integrated site.All these monument zones are declared as the protected monument zones according to the Monuments Preservation Act of 1956.
Patan is renowned as a very artistic city. Most of the Nepalese art of any form is devoted to Gods,and there are an abundance of temples and vihara in the city. Notable places of interest include:
Patan Durbar Square: The residence of the Malla rulers of the Patan state which is now converted into a museum.Hiranya Varna Mahaa Vihar: A buddhist temple known locally as Golden Temple
Banglamukhi temple: A Hindu temple
Kumbeshwor temple: One of the two five-story pagoda temples of the valley
Pancheswor Mahadev temple.