Kashthamandap

Kashthamandap, Kathmandu

Kashthamandap
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Also known as "Pavilion of Wood," legend has it that this pagoda-style temple was constructed from the wood of a single tree.
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One_of_the_BOFs
Cheltenham, UK7,211 contributions
Under reconstruction
Feb 2019 • Couples
In common with many of the ancient structures in the central square, this building was damaged in the earthquake in 2015, but in this case it was completely devastated. It is a particularly important building due to its history and thankfully good progress is being made in its reconstruction thanks to Japanese support.
And something good has even come from the disaster in terms of archaeological discoveries made in the recovery work.
Written 11 March 2019
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia24,249 contributions
Totally Destroyed And Fenced Off
Nov 2018 • Couples
It was located at the entrance to Freak Street and is now just a pile of rubble and is fenced off and there is sadly nothing to see. Hopefully they will restore this wooden shelter from which the name Kathmandu was derived.
Written 30 January 2019
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Selim R
Dhaka City, Bangladesh11 contributions
Kasthamandap MEANS Wood-Covered Shelter
Sep 2018
Kasthamandap "Wood-Covered Shelter" was a three-storied public shelter that included a shrine consecrated to Gorakshanath situated at Maru, Kathmandu, Nepal. Several myths and stories about the date of the construction of the Kasthamandap Temple have been resolved with the recent archeological findings. The newly discovered objects during the excavation here in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake have suggested that the Kasthamandap may have been built in the 7th century during the Lichhavi era.
Written 13 December 2018
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Wynn R
Morgan Hill, CA1,809 contributions
destroyed in 2015 earthquake
Oct 2018 • Couples
But work is in place to rebuild this as this is the origin of the name Kathmandu. It is a wooden house made from a single tree
Written 28 October 2018
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Kerry R
Sydney, Australia18 contributions
under constructure after earth quake
Aug 2018 • Friends
need to be there in the afternoon to see the living goddess apear in the window and hear her story place in need of repairs after the earthquake
Written 13 August 2018
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Trek with Serku
Kathmandu, Nepal95 contributions
Single wodden temple
Jan 2018
it was built by siggle tree wood and it has carried very significant meaning of kathmandu valley which is very famous.
Written 20 June 2018
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Malab S
Guwahati, India163 contributions
An architectural Marvel
May 2018 • Solo
This is one of the 3 Durbars (Courts of King). Situated in the heart of Kathmandu city, the area constitutes several large buildings and temples.
Written 18 June 2018
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prerak75
Ahmedabad, India144 contributions
Restoration on
May 2018 • Family
It was very well built up but the earthquake had demolished this structure. As it's Unesco's heritage site, restoration work is going on with the help of Japan Govt.
Written 18 May 2018
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annesophie
Dehradun, India77 contributions
It is not there anymore
Mar 2018
This building from the 16th century was totally destroyed by the earthquake 2015 and there is nothing to see today. The government is planning to rebuild it but the legend says the original was built from one huge tree and this will be difficult to accomplice in modern times.
Written 27 March 2018
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Soojansth
Tarakeshwar, Nepal41 contributions
The Lost Glory
Feb 2018
Unfortunately the 2015 earthquake devastated this monument which holds a lot of history and glory. Even the name "Kathmandu" was taken from this very building. Hope the reconstruction finishes up quick to re live this amazing architecture.
Written 22 February 2018
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