Budhanilkantha Temple History, Timings
It dates back to Dwapara Yug, King Surya Ketu who used to rule Shivapuri was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. He used to worship Lord Badrinath regularly. He is getting old and not able to travel Badrinath to worship. He prayed to Lord Siva for his inability. Pleased Lord answered him that he will appear in his area itself. King requested to Vishwa Karma to sculpture an Idol. Bhima, Pandava’s brother installed the Idol. Lord appeared in his dreams that Idol is not of his and cursed King and his generations to stay away.
At the end of Dwapara Yuga when Earth filled with water, Lord Krishna sent his Sudarshan Chakra and cut the Chobhar hill so that Kathmandu will not drown. The Idol went under the Earth. The place where Idol resides is called Khaalo.
How to reach Budhanilkantha Temple?
- The nearest airport is at Kathmandu which is 10 Km away.
- The nearest Railway station is at Kathmandu which is 8 Km away.
- Taxi available from Airport and Railway station to Temple.
Budhanilkantha Temple of Sleeping Vishnu in Nepal. It is said to be carved from a single block of black basalt stone of unknown origin. The statue of sleeping Vishnu itself is tall sculpture 5 meters in length.