The Zhu Goddess Temple is a very typical Nepalese building. The entire temple is also one of the best temples here. The buildings here are characteristics of Nepal. There are many tourists to the temple, all foreigners traveling here.
Coming from Indra Plaza, the first tall building I saw was the Taleju Temple. Built in 1564, it is a typical Nepalese pagoda-style red brick building with a 3-story roof and a 12-story base. She alone occupies the northeast corner of Durbar Square, the largest temple tower in the square. As the imperial temple of the Nepalese royal family, it is not open to the public at ordinary times. Only during the Dashan Festival, Nepalese nationals are allowed to worship in the country. I heard from the locals that there was a private prayer room of King Pratabumara on the fourth floor. The statues of the king and the concubine stood on the round stone pillars in front of the room. Reminder: Goddess Taleju is regarded as the protector of the Mala Dynasty, and the palace squares in Patan and Badgang also have their own temples for the Goddess Taleju. Ascetic monks often sit at the door, and women in saris are also seen singing under the trees.
After leaving the Temple of the Goddess of Living Child, the tour guide took us to visit the Temple of the Goddess Taleju built in 1549. This 40-meter-high triple-eave Jinbaoding temple is the tallest temple building in Kathmandu and is said to have a typical Nepalese architectural style. Goddess Taleju Bhawani is the most revered goddess of the Mara Dynasty and is regarded as the family god by the King of Mara. Therefore, this royal family temple was built on a platform 12 stories higher than ordinary temples. Unfortunately, because it is a Hindu royal temple, ordinary tourists are not allowed to enter, so we can only watch the exterior scenery outside the door. There is no honor in the tall temple inside the courtyard, but apart from a pair of colorful lion sculptures outside the gate, the colorful lintel is also carved with all kinds of gods, which is impressive.
The temple is Taleju Tample, the statue of Hanuman, the building of the former royal palace of Hanuman, Kasthamandap, Kumari Ghar, and the museum. However, all this was destroyed by the thunderous afternoon of 25 April 2015, and the beautiful Duba Square was said to take years to rebuild. But even if it is restored beautifully, the sense of history is never recovered.
Nepal has a lot of temples, this temple is beautifully shaped, the ancient architecture is very beautiful, sculpture decoration is also very special.