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Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu

Postby kirtu » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:54 pm

Also known as the Temple of 1000 Buddhas.

Mahabuddha Temple, also know as "temple of thousand buddhas" is a skikhar style buddhist temple. It is made of terracotta bricks with fine status and carvings. It was built by priest Mr. Abhaya Raj Shakya about 450 years back. It took three generations effort and 36 years time period (1564 A.D. to 1600 A.D.) to complete this temple. It was reconstructed in 1933 A.D. due to bad impact of the earthquake & again in 1999 A. D. as a maintenance by Mahabuddha temple preservation Organization...


Here are some pictures of this temple from Wonderlane on Flickr.
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Re: Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu

Postby Adamantine » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:40 pm

kirtu wrote:Also known as the Temple of 1000 Buddhas.

Mahabuddha Temple, also know as "temple of thousand buddhas" is a skikhar style buddhist temple. It is made of terracotta bricks with fine status and carvings. It was built by priest Mr. Abhaya Raj Shakya about 450 years back. It took three generations effort and 36 years time period (1564 A.D. to 1600 A.D.) to complete this temple. It was reconstructed in 1933 A.D. due to bad impact of the earthquake & again in 1999 A. D. as a maintenance by Mahabuddha temple preservation Organization...


Here are some pictures of this temple from Wonderlane on Flickr.


I've been here and it's a wonderful pilgrimage place, of many, in Kathmandu. Kirtu, is this your flickr page or do you know the person? Because I believe the statue that is labeled "Monkey King" is actually a statue of Acala!
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Re: Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu

Postby kirtu » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:29 pm

Adamantine wrote:I've been here and it's a wonderful pilgrimage place, of many, in Kathmandu. Kirtu, is this your flickr page or do you know the person? Because I believe the statue that is labeled "Monkey King" is actually a statue of Acala!


Hi Adamantine! It's not my page and I don't know the person. I saw Lama Zopa reference the temple and I looked it up. Wonderlane actually have several Flickr sets, most Buddhist. You can email him/her here.

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Re: Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu

Postby kirtu » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:47 am

Adamantine - do you know if there is a YouTube or other movie of this temple? Thanks!

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Re: Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu

Postby kirtu » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:02 pm

Here is a Youtube video of the Mahabuddha temple.

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Re: Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu

Postby buddhaflower » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:04 am

kirtu wrote:Here is a Youtube video of the Mahabuddha temple.

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Dear Kirt,

I love your video clip!...And I found one that so very interesting:

Please click: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB_aXt0J ... =endscreen

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Re: Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu

Postby kirtu » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:29 am

buddhaflower wrote:\
I love your video clip!...And I found one that so very interesting:

Please click: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB_aXt0J ... =endscreen


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Thank-you Buddhaflower!

And here is another one!

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Re: Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu

Postby kirtu » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:11 pm

And here's yet another one - this is a video of a pilgrimage to Guru Rinpoche's cave at Yangleshe, followed by a visit to the Mahabuddha (Mahaboudha) and Golden Temples in Patan.

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Re: Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu

Postby buddhaflower » Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:12 pm

kirtu wrote:And here's yet another one - this is a video of a pilgrimage to Guru Rinpoche's cave at Yangleshe, followed by a visit to the Mahabuddha (Mahaboudha) and Golden Temples in Patan.

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Dear Kirt,

I enjoyed watching your video clips very much....long time ago, I flew with Thai Inter Airways to Katmandu may be 4-5 times..just stayed at the airport during transit...but we, crews/passengers loved to watch through the plane window during the airplane approaching Katmandu Airport...those mountains looked so beautiful...oh we had so many hippie-passengers indeed those days!!

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Re: Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu

Postby kirtu » Thu May 09, 2013 12:10 am

Another clip of the Mahabuddha (Mahaboudha) Temple in Patan.

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Re: Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu

Postby kirtu » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:35 pm

Here are two more [/url] Youtube clips of the Golden Temple in Patan: 1 and 2.

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Re: Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu

Postby kirtu » Thu May 29, 2014 10:16 pm

Another Golden Temple video:

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Re: Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu

Postby plwk » Fri May 30, 2014 2:26 am

Ah so memorable...I was there just last November...
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Re: Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu

Postby kirtu » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:55 pm

A 26 minute clip from an Indian or Nepali TV show covering the Mahaboudha Temple. This has shots seen nowhere else. All in Hindi or Nepali.

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Re: Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu

Postby kirtu » Sun May 24, 2015 2:47 pm

The Mahabuddha Temple in Patan has survived but is being reinforced structurally. It did not appear to have sustained and direct damage as shown in this video:

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Re: Mahabuddha Temple, Kathmandhu

Postby kirtu » Sun May 24, 2015 2:59 pm

The Golden Temple has also survived and doesn't appear to be damaged:

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