Finally, we went back to the southern end of Duba Square in Kathmandu and went to a single wooden temple where we worshipped a statue of our unknown Hindu gods. This temple is famous not only because it was built from wood of a big tree, but also because it used to be a public house for pilgrims and passers-by to rest, and then it was built into a temple. From the 12th century, the whole city seems to have been built around a single wooden temple. At first, people named the city "Kasthamandap", Sanskrit named Gastmandap, meaning a beautiful city, Nepalese for Kathmandu, which means a single tree temple. This shows that the temple played a very important role in the history of Kathmandu city. It may be said that it is the witness of the history of Kathmandu city. There are also two temples near the Dumu Temple. A large multi-storey Temple used to be a collective activity center. Now the door is very cold and closed. Another small golden-crowned temple is dedicated to the gods worshipped by Hindus and Buddhists, so almost every passing citizen will enter it or ring bells or worship, it seems very lively. Both temples are said to have been renovated over a hundred years ago. Despite the ups and downs of Nepal's national history over the past century, it seems that the protection and renovation of ancient buildings such as temples have been well done in Nepal.
Dumu Temple is located in the middle of the road west of Basentepur in downtown Nepal. It used to be a public house where pilgrims and passers-by rested, and then it was built into a temple. It is a pagoda-temple building with double eaves and a height of about 20 meters. The Dumu Temple was built in the 12th century from the wood of a tree. The Sanskrit name is Kastha Mandap, meaning a beautiful city. The Nepalese name is Kathmandu, meaning Dumu Temple. Later, building houses and cities around this center, that is, the name of the city, which is also the origin of the name of Nepal's capital.
The Dumu Temple was originally a public house where pilgrims and passers-by rested, and was later built as a temple. The Temple played a very important role in Kathmandu's urban history. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, means a single wooden temple in Nepalese. The temple is open. When you enter the dummy temple, you can see the statue of Gorakhnath in the log cabin in the middle of the temple. Ganesh's statue can be seen everywhere in the courtyard, as well as some other shrines of gods. Many citizens in Kathmandu are burning incense and worshipping, and we have silent wishes in our hearts.
Dumu Temple is located in the southwest corner of the square. The name of Kathmandu comes from it. Although there is no exact historical record, the Dumu Temple is likely to be built in the 12th century. It is said that the timber of the whole building comes from a tree. At first, it was a gathering place for those who came to attend important ceremonies. Later, it became a temple dedicated to Gorakhnath. The statue of Gorakhnath is worshipped in the wooden cabin in the middle of the temple. Ganesh's statue can be seen everywhere in the courtyard, and there are some other shrines of gods. Bronze lions guard the gates, and Hindu symbols are depicted on the first floor of the three-storey building. Every morning, as porters sit in front of the canopy temple to solicit customers, the square, medieval building looks busy.
Kasthamandap was originally a public house where pilgrims and passers-by rested, then built as a temple. The Temple played a very important role in the midnight history of Kathmandu. It is said that it was built from a single tree. Last year's earthquake, now here is a piece of ruins. Repair work is under way.
Dumu Temple is located in Duba Square. It has a long history. According to the guide, it was built by a big tree in the 12th century. There are many tourists. But soon after I returned home, there was a big earthquake, which was also destroyed. Unfortunately, it happened.
At first, I couldn't understand that such a large temple was really made of a piece of wood. Later, after careful observation, I could understand that the temple was not only made of wood. Wood was the main material and played a supporting role, but I still had to wonder how big a tree it was. Don't look at the small temple, but the name of Kadu came from it. At first it was just a community center, but later it became a temple dedicated to Giorgata. In the middle of the temple, a wooden fence houses a god, which is very striking.
There has been no such thing as a big earthquake. I don't know how many years it will be when I see you. This is where Kathmandu's name comes from. The original Dumu Temple had three-storey eaves. It was built in the 12th century and was made from a whole double tree of Brahma. Later, Giorgata, an ascetic from the Royal family, was enshrined.