The Kumbeshwar Temple, also known as the Kumbeshwar Mahadev Mandir, one of the three five-storey temples in patan is quite often ignored due to its neighbouring Golden Temple. Even though Patan is known for having only Hindu Temples, the Kumbeshwar temple is quite famous for being one of the most sacred ones in Nepal. For those who are visiting Patan, this temple dedicated to lord Shiva should definitely be a stop.
The temple is the oldest one in the region and was built by the King Jayasthiti Malla in the 14th Century. It is believed that a dip into the holy ponds of the temple is especially purifying as the water comes naturally all the way from Gosaikunda , which is almost 42km away. There is also a legend that says that the town of Patan, which is also known as 'Lalitpur' gets its name from the temple.
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