Dakshinkali Temple

Dakshinkali Temple, also Dakshin Kali Temple, located 22 kilometres (14 mi) outside Kathmandu and about 1 kilometre (0.6 mi) outside the village of Pharping, is one of the major Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to the goddess Kali. Animal sacrifices, particularly of cockerels and uncastrated male goats, are the main way that the goddess is worshipped, and this is especially seen during the Dashain festival.[1] Dakshin Kali Temple has also the same religious value as Pashupatinath Temple and Manakamana Temple in Nepal. The temple has more tourist attraction as it is a popular hiking destination located near Pharping village in Nepal.

Dakshinkali Temple
Dakshin Kali main Temple.JPG
Front view of Dakshinkali Temple
LocationOutside Kathmandu
Dakshinkali Temple is located in Kathmandu Valley
Dakshinkali Temple
Location in Kathmandu
Geographic coordinatesCoordinates: 27°35′0″N 85°15′0″E / 27.58333°N 85.25000°E / 27.58333; 85.25000
Dakshin Kali Temple in Dakshinkali Municipality
Dhakshin kali Temple

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  1. ^ "Animal Sacrifice in Nepal". www.geocities.com. 26 October 2009. Archived from the original on 26 October 2009.