Don’t go by the name. Kashi is the abode of Lord Shiva, so who else can be the presiding deity here. The temple is named ‘Nepali Temple’ because it was built by a Napali King Rana Bahadur Shah during the 18 th century. He laid the foundation but the temple was actually completed by his son Girvan Yuddha Bikra Shah Deva nearly 20 years later. The king wanted to build the replica of Pashupatinath Temple of Kathmandu, so the structural design of Nepali Temple is ideally shaped in Nepali architectural style. The interesting thing is that the stellar temple is primarily made out of wood, still, it has withstood unfalteringly against the test of time. Located in Lalita Ghat, the temple is sometimes also called as ‘Mini Khajuraho’ and ‘Kanthwala Temple’.
Address: Near Lalita Ghat, Lahori Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001 Public transport – Reach Dashaswamedh ghat walk towards north to reach Lalita ghat. Walk up the steps, you will find this architectural masterpiece.
Tickets – None
Time – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.