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Temple at Changu Naryan

Changu Narayan is the name of the deity enshrined in Changu Narayan Temple

located near Changu village in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal.

The temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in the valley,

and is believed to have been constructed in the 3rd century.

Changu Narayan is the name of Vishnu, and the Temple is dedicated to him.

A stone slab discovered in the vicinity of the temple dates to the 5th century

and is the oldest such stone inscription discovered in Nepal.

The Changu Narayan Temple is one of seven structures cited by UNESCO

as demonstrating the historic and artistic achievements

that make the Kathmandu Valley a World Heritage Site.



Changu Naryan

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