The Longest Way Home logo
currently traveling for  
Countries visited Portugal | Spain | France | Germany | Poland | Slovakia | Hungary | Romania | Bulgaria | Turkey | Iran | Pakistan | India | Nepal | Tibet | China | The Philippines | Sabah | Singapore | Malaysia (west) | Thailand | Overland travel
 
 
 

The Siddhi Lakshmi Temple in Bhaktapur

A temple of solid stone & guardians
Updated: June 17th 2016 | Nepal travel guides


My Rating:  
about - highlights - entrance fee
Download my guidebook to Bhaktapur (great for tablets, phones, laptops or print)

About the Siddhi Lakshmi Temple


Located at the far eastern side of Bhaktapur Durbar Square at the end of the Palace of 55 Windows is the Siddhi Lakshmi Temple, a favorite of many visitors. It's also known as Lohan Dega, Siddhi Lakshmi, Siddhi Laxmi or simply Stone Temple.

The temple was built in the 17th century, made of stone and looks beautiful in the evening light.

Did you know?

Nearly one-third of Bhaktapur's temples and buildings were destroyed in the 1934 earthquake. Many were restored but some were lost forever. In 2015 several temples were also destroyed but most were left standing.

A popular place for photographs, there's an unwritten rule that tourists here should queue up opposite the temple and let those in front take a photo in front before having there own taken.

In 2016 this temple is due for reconstruction. Though it withstood the 2015 earthquake there was a lot of internal damge done and it needs to be rebuilt. The Digital Archaeology Foundation have digitally preserved this temple in 3D so people will be able to see a "before and after" version.


About the Siddhi Lakshmi Temple


Stone guardians protect the temple. In pairs they appear on either side of the central staircase on surrounding platforms leading to the small shikhara styled temple at the top.

What's interesting here is that you will notice that the first pair of male and female human guardians are each holding a child by the hand and a dog on a leash. The children seem to be sheltering slightly while the dogs look eager.

The successive platforms have pairs of horses, rhinos, man-lions and camels made from the same pale stone as the rest of the temple.


Entrance fee


There is no charge for visiting the Siddhi Lakshmi Temple as it is covered under Bhaktapur's main entrance fee.


Download my guidebook to Bhaktapur


Liked this page? You'll love my book! It's a guidebook that's better than the rest. Yes, really! In it I cover all of Bhaktapur's attractions with well researched information, photographs and travel tested walking tours.

It's an interactive & printable guidebook like no other.

Bhaktapur travel guidebook
Find out more!


(back to top)

Was this page helpful to you? If so please tell others!

The Siddhi Lakshmi Temple

Siddhi Lakshmi Temple

Click the Siddhi Lakshmi Temple photograph to view a larger version!
Big photo of the way to Everest Base Camp sign Take a boat ride on the Rapti River in Chitwans jungle Nepal Om mani padme hum written onto stone Streets of Kathmandu
Huge photo of a Baby Elephant in Chitwan Learn more about Nepalese food starting with Dhal Bhat Visit the Swayambhunath Monkey Temple with this free guide See a huge photo of Mount Everest


Click a heading to browse my Nepal
travel guides



Patan

Full guide:
» Guide to Patan    
Central Patan
  - Patan Durbar Square
 South Patan
  - Mahaboudha Temple
  - Uku Bahal
  - Machchhendranath temple
North Patan
  - The Golden Temple
  - Kumbeshwar Temple Complex
West Patan
  - The Kumari Living Goddess
East Patan
  - The Balkumari Temple

Make the most out of your journey:
» Get my full guidebook to Patan!

Bhaktapur

Full guide:
» Guide to Bhaktapur
Durbar Square
» Guide to Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  - Erotic Elephants Temple (Shiva Parvati)
  - Basantapur Chowk (Sculptures)
  - National Art Gallery / Museum
  - The Golden Gate (Sundhoka)
  - Taleju Temple (Mul Chowk)
  - Naga Pokari 
  -
55 Window Palace
  - Siddhi Lakshmi
  - Stone Lions
  - Pashupatinath Temple (Bhaktapur)
  - Vatsala Durga Temple & Taleju Bell
  - Chyasalin Mandap
Near Durbar Square
» Taumadhi Square
Just outside Bhaktapur
» Kailashnath Mahadev (Tallest Shiva statue)
» Nagarkot

Like to know more?
» Get my full guidebook to Bhaktapur!

Bardia National Park
Lumbini

Full guide:
» Guide to Lumbini
History:
» History of Lumbini
» Ashokan Pillar in Lumbini

Get the most out of your trip:
» Download my Guidebook to Lumbini!

 
 

Close up look at the Siddhi Lakshmi statues

Close up look at the Siddhi Lakshmi statues
Click the above photograph to view a larger version!

 
Longest Way Hotel Search
 
click here to get my free email updates, it's easy! Follow me on Twitter! site map | home | travel blog | inspiration | gallery | travel | stories | about | contact | disclaimer | © copyright 2005 - 2016 www.thelongestwayhome.com The Longest Way Home logo