Trip Planner: Asia / Nepal / Central Region / Bagmati Zone / Kathmandu Valley / Patan (Lalitpur) / Khumbeshwar Temple
Kumbheshwar Temple (Nepali: कुम्भेश्वर मन्दिर) is one of the oldest Hindu temples, situated 200m from the northern part of Patan Durbar Square. It was built in the 14th century (around 1392) by King Jayasthiti Malla that makes it the oldest temple in Patan. It is one of the two free-standing five-storied temples, the other being the famous Nyatapola temple of Bhaktapur. The temple is noted for its graceful proportions and fine woodcarvings and is dedicated to Shiva, as indicated by the large Nandi, or bull, facing the temple.Add Khumbeshwar Temple and other attractions to your Patan (Lalitpur) trip itinerary using our Patan (Lalitpur) itinerary maker website.
The Kumbheshwar Temple lies in a complex that includes many other structures: Bagalamukhi (बगलामुखी मन्दिर), Ulmanta Bhairava (उल्मान्त भैरव) and two hiti ponds among the most notable ones. It is a popular belief that the water spring that fills the ponds originates all the way from Gosainkunda, which is located 43 kilometers north of Kathmandu. So taking a dip in the pond during the festival Janai Purnima (जनै पुर्णिमा) is equivalent to doing the same in Gosainkunda. Shiva’s mount, the bull Nandi is kneeling in front of the main Kumbheshwor Temple. High above the wooden roof tiers look as if they might topple over on this five-story building.
Khumbeshwar Temple reviews
Plan your trip to Patan (Lalitpur)
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Patan (Lalitpur)
Side trips from Patan (Lalitpur)
Hidden gems in Patan (Lalitpur)
Historic Sites in Patan (Lalitpur)
Shopping in Patan (Lalitpur)
Trips to Khumbeshwar Temple by other users
37 days in Kathmandu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Walking tours Hanuman Dhoka Shechen Monastery 50 days in Nepal BY A USER FROM NEPAL Chitwan National Park Pokhara Annapurna Region 60 days in Nepal BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Nagarkot Chitwan National Park Pokhara 51 days in Kathmandu BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Garden of Dreams Nature & Wildlife Tours Changu Narayan 60 days in Nepal BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Pokhara Annapurna Region Lumbini 60 days in Nepal BY A USER FROM NEPAL Kathmandu Sagarmatha National Park Nagarkot