Guhyeshwari Temple

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Guhyeshwari Temple

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  1. Guhyeshwari Temple, also spelled Guheswari or Guhjeshwari, is one of the revered holy temples in Kathmandu, Nepal. This temple is dedicated to Guhyeshwari or Adi Shakti. 
  2. The temple is also a Shakti Peetha and is about 1 km east of Pashupatinath Temple and is located near the banks of the Bagmati River.
  3. It is said that this temple is the Shakti chair of Pashupatinath Temple. 
  4. It is an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus and especially for Tantric worshipers. 
  5. King Pratap Malla built this temple in the 17th century. 
  6. The goddess is also called Guhyekali.
  7. It is believed that a body part of Sati Devi (wife of Lord Shiva) fell after her death at the very place where the temple is now located. 
  8. It is an important pilgrimage destination for the Hindus as well as the Buddhists.

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