Kailashnath Mahadev Statue is the first tallest Shiva temple in Asia. It is the second tallest Hindu deity after Garuda Bishnu Kencana Statue in Bali, Indonesia. It is situated in Sanga, on the border of the Bhaktapur and Kavrepalanchwok districts in Nepal, about 21 km from Kathmandu.
It is the world’s fortieth-tallest statue. The temple is dedicated to lord shiva, the most powerful god in the Hindu religion.
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The main attraction of the Kailashnath Mahadev Statue temple is the tallest statue located at the height of Bhaktapur. The construction of the statue began in 2003 and was completed in 2010. It was constructed by Kamal Jain and Hill Take. The statue is 143 feet that is 43.5m tall made from copper, zinc, cement, and steel. This temple is considered as the second tallest Hindu deity after Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue in Bali, Indonesia. The temple has played a very important role in the uplifting tourism industry of Nepal since a large number of people visit this temple from all over the world and Nepal. The crowd can be witnessed in this temple during the weekends, National holidays and Hindu festivals. The establishment of this temple in Sanga has helped a lot to improve the financial status of local people by providing business with a large number of visitors. We would recommend you to visit this beautiful, attractive temple if you are near Bhaktapur area.
The statue’s foundation is about 100 feet deep, which was necessary to anchor the structure into the ridge. Due to the threat of potential landslides, structures were also built for ground stabilization.
Kailashnath Mahadev Statue Temple in map
How To reach
Kailashnath Mahadev temple is nearly 21 KM far from Kathmandu. It takes hardly 45 minutes to reach the temple. One can find a bus from New bus park, Koteshwor, or Bhaktapur to Banepa in which you can take a short ride to Sanga. From The road, one can see the tall amazing statue of Lord Shiva. You can also hire a Taxi for Sanga. If you own your vehicle than it is easier to reach Sanga.