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Machchhendranath temple in Patan, Nepal

Machchhendranath temple, Patan, Nepal

Temple to a rain god in Patan

 
     
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The Machchhendranath temple is dedicated to the god of rain by the same name.

The story goes that the god of rain rescued the city from a drought by freeing some rain serpants that had been trapped in a well.

The Machchhendranath temple is one of the few places in the Kathmandu valley where you can get a clear view inside where there's a statue of Machchhendranath.

Read more about the story behind this temple and how to get there with this guide to the Machchhendranath temple in Patan.

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