Changu Narayan is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is considered Nepal’s oldest temple. It is located on a high hilltop known as Changu or Dolagiri, which is encircled by a champak tree and a tiny settlement known as Changu Village. Around 14 kilometers east of Kathmandu is where the temple may be found. The temple and its many statues, as well as the stone inscriptions and pillars, indicate that it was established as early as 464 AD. If you want to learn more about Changunarayan’s rich history and fascinating myths, there is an information center as well as a handful of museums nearby.
- The statue inside shows Vishnu as Narayan
- The Garuda figure facing the west door
- Dotted around the courtyard are a series of extraordinary carvings dating from the Licchavi era
- Broken slab showing a 10-headed and 10-armed Vishnu, with Ananta reclining on a serpent below