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Swayambhunath Temple

  • 27/03/2022

Swayambhunath Temple is an ancient temple complex located west of Kathmandu city on a hill in the Kathmandu Valley. The Tibetan name for the location is 'Sublime Trees,' referring to the numerous different types of trees that can be seen on the hill. Shing.kun, on the other hand, could be the Nepalese Bhasa name for the complex, Swayambhu, which means'self-spruned'.

A curly symbol, indicating the nose, is depicted between the two eyes (also known as Wisdom Eyes. This symbol depicts both the unity of all things in the world and the single way to enlightenment through Buddha's teachings.

Tibetan prayer wheels, known as Chokhor, are highly frequent religious items in Tibet. A prayer wheel is a hollow wooden or metal cylinder with a handle attached to it.

This stupa is the oldest of its sort in Nepal, and it is home to a number of Shrines and Monasteries. It was established by King Manadeva around 460 A.D., and by the 13th century, it had become an important Buddhist center.

Swayambhunath in Kathmandu is known as the 'Monkey Temple' according to a legend. It's all about a family of monkeys who have lived in the Swayambhunath temple complex's northwest corner for years.

Hundreds of monkeys revered by Tibetan Buddhists and Hindus live at this important pilgrimage spot. Manjushree, the Bodhisattva of knowledge, was raising the temple hill when the lice in his hair transformed into these monkeys, according to mythology.