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Saturday, November 14, 2009

VAJRAYOGINI:


The Gunbihar (Bajrayogini Sanctuary) is located in the northeastern part of the Kathmandu valley about halfway up the hill, which surround Sankhu. The wide stone-paved path, which leaves Sankhu going northwards, first crosses a small river and then ascends steeply. Walking about 30 minutes, we reach the Gunbihar. In this area, there are very important elements in the point of view of social, cultural, religious, architectural etc. All of these analytical descriptions are laid out in this thesis. Not very far from SANKHU town, on the surface of a hill, under the golden canopy in a temple, there is a statue of EKAJA TI, popularly called
SANKHU VAJRAYOGINI, the name of a Goddess of UGRA TARAS'
nature. Her body is red in color with one face and two hands. The first two hands hold a knife and a skull while the other two holds a sword and Utpal flower. Having equal numbers of faces, hands and implements, a bronze statue of UGRA TARA with her left leg stretched out lies in the upper story. Most of the Nepalese call this main object the KHADGAYOGINI. Goddess UGRA T ARA is considered a deity of wisdom worshipped by both Buddhist and Hindus.
The temple is believed to have been built by King MANADEVA during the 5th century. It is also known as one of the oldest temples in Nepal. At this site, you could also see what's known as the fire and water of Aeon.

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