Kathmandu Valley

Santaneshwor Mahadev Temple

A Well Known Hindu Temple in Kathmandu

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Did you know there's a temple in Kathmandu that is believed to grant children to those who don't have any? It's called the Santaneshwor Mahadev Temple. People who are unable to have children often visit this temple to make their wish. The temple is also mentioned in the Hindu holy epic "Shree Swasthani Brata Katha". Santaneshwor Mahadev Temple is located on a small hill near Patan Durbar Square, offering beautiful views of the Kathmandu valley.

A Hindu Temple in Kathmandu

Along with having religious and spiritual significance for Hindus, the temple and its surroundings are a well-liked tourist destination in the Kathmandu Valley. You can feel at rest in the tidy, tranquil, and green pine tree surroundings.

View From Santaneshwor Temple

Major Attractions of Santaneshwor Mahadev temple

Temple itself
Beautiful view of the Kathmandu valley, if the weather is clear.

How to Reach to Santaneshwor Mahadev

By Public Bus: You can get a public bus from lagankhel
By Bike: The route is easy, as Lagankhel-Satdobato-Dhapakhel-Nagdaha-Santaneshwor

Santaneshwor Mahadev temple is about an hour's drive from the valley's main city area. A bit outside of the city, you may expect some fresh air and beautiful landscape.

What to Expect : 

When you arrive at Santaneshwor bus park, you'll need to climb up to the temple. With 365 steps leading to the top, remember to take a deep breath and start your ascent. If you're visiting during the monsoon season, be extra careful while climbing up, as the steps can be slippery.

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