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Lalita Ghat,, Varanasi, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A peaceful and interesting place situated in a perfect spot to admire the Ganga River. It's worth at least a visit!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Valentina B
Reviewed 26 August 2018

The main deity is lord shiva worshipped as lord pasupathinath in lingam form. Temple is believed to be the similar at Kathmandu in Nepal. This is one of the must visit temple of kasi

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank MangayarkarasiMsamy
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The Nepali Temple on Lalita Ghat is a glimpse to the spiritual Nepal. This is my first visit to this place. It just takes you away from Varanasi and kind of transports us to the Himalayan Kingdom,

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank srilekhab2017
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This was different from the normal temple which you see in Varanasi. Wooden and near to ghat. Good temple for photography or to see Nepali architecture without going to Nepal.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BantakalDotCom
Reviewed 5 July 2018

So we were told this was the Kama Sutra temple so be warned if you take small children. It's not horribly noticeable except in the woodwork in the cages. The temple is beautiful with so many intricate details. It has the urn that drips water...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JennamurskiRN
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Varanasi is a place where all your feelings will arise, it can be a little overwhelming but if you want to attain peace of mind in a PEACEFUL QUIET PLACE I recommend this sanctuary

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DoreenC36
Reviewed 17 March 2018

God presents with flowers and decorations.Only lord shiva present here.Entrance is very small only one person can go at a time.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank muthusamymeenakshi
Reviewed 16 March 2018

One of the most visited ghats of Varanasi where many spend several hours just letting the scene sink in watching people come and those who are gone going to their last rituals nearby . The temple though reminds one of the Pashupati Nath of Kathmandu...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank pilgrim_gsa
Reviewed 11 March 2018

I spent there almost an hour just siting inside and enjoying the atmosphere. The temple is beautiful and it's in a wonderful place near the river. You feel the peace as you come in.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank María M
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a true replica of the Pashupati Temple, the only difference is that the Shiva Lingam is not with Five faces like in the original temple, worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Samindra
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