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Nardevi Temple

Nardevi Temple is situated at Kathmandu south of the Basantapur near Chhetrapati.This temple is three stored pagoda shape structure with one of the roofs plated in gold and its crafted pillars indicate the Nardevi Temple. According to the historical data, the temple is established in the ninth century A.D by Gunakamadev.In ancient period of time human there are various myths and legends attached with this temple of origin and practices carried out there. As legends said that the temple was discovered by one of the kings of Patan while visiting Kathmandu on a hunting trip. After that he scattered from his group and got lost in the forest of Kathmandu,then the king hid behind it, and had faint there. When he rouse from sleep the goddess Swetakali was found before him and granted his life back .The king returned to his kingdom, allowed by the incident, erected the Nardevi templeIt is believe that two others kings of Bhaktapur were visited by same goddess which led them back to make as new the temple established a committee for looking after it. One of the kings also started the ceremony of lighting ghee lamps and sacrificing a sheep. This ritual is carried out by the Kumhale clan of potters from Thimi,which is located at Bhaktapur to commemorate the goddess. The main deity of Nardevi is Swetkali ,Sweta is known as white colors and Kali is black. The Swetakali is also known as Neta Ajima by Newar Communities, while some inscription refers to goddess as” Detteswori “ Nardevi is also considered as to be a mother of goddess Kumari Chandeseswori Bhagawati and legends claims that human sacrifices were conducted at this temple. The Temple have three silvers statues of Kali and the locals believe that the original home of the goddess still exists in this area, which is known as “ Dyo Chen “ is mean god’s house where all her ornaments and clothes are secured. The Nardevi is also have power of tantric rituals.On the tenth day of Dashain,Khadga Jatra is celebrated to commemorate the victory of god over evil.Khadga is known as swords. Various kinds of khadgas are taken to the temple in the grand procession and revered with traditional tantric rituals.In this temple sacrifices of buffaloes slain in a single blow marks the events of Nawami which is ninth day of Dashain.In this temple various types of tantric pujas are also done in the temple. People get power,courage,sprits by doing worship of puja of Nardevi Temple.

4 comments:

kiran basu said...

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Anurag said...

Ahile pani human sacrifice garixa vanne kura prasta suniranxu. Mainly family navako manxe ra buda budi harulai lagera teta ko pujariharule aile pani manxe ko bali chadainxa vanne kura tha payeko xu ra.. Human Sacrifice gareko kura garidaina ....kina yo kura lai rok lagaunu paryo......

Anurag said...

Ahile pani human sacrifice garixa vanne kura prasta suniranxu. Mainly family navako manxe ra buda budi harulai lagera teta ko pujariharule aile pani manxe ko bali chadainxa vanne kura tha payeko xu ra.. Human Sacrifice gareko kura garidaina ....kina yo kura lai rok lagaunu paryo......

Sahib said...

Ahile manxe ko sacrifice dine is a false information..but pahila chahi it is true that manxe ko sacrifice garinthio bhanera tara ahile they says sacrifice gariyeko pahila ko body ko ashes or drymeat banayeko ra tyo dhupbati ma mix garera balinxa

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