Ichangu Narayan Temple

Ichangu Narayan Temple (Nepali: इचंगु नारायण मन्दिर) is a 5th-century Hindu temple located in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is one of the four major Narayan (chaar Narayan) temples of Kathmandu valley alongside Changu Narayan, Bisankhu Narayan and Sheshnarayan.[1] It was built by King Haridutta of the Lichhavi dynasty.

Ichangu Narayan Temple
इचंगुनारायण मन्दिर
Ichangu Narayan Temple
Ichangu Narayan Temple is located in Nepal
Ichangu Narayan Temple
Location in Nepal
Geographic coordinates27°43′34″N 85°15′05″E / 27.7262°N 85.2515°E / 27.7262; 85.2515

The temple was rebuilt in the 18th century.[2] The temple has two stories and has a pogoda architecture. The courtyard of the temple houses statues of various Hindu deities such as Garudas and Mahalaxmi.[3] The idols were stolen from the temple several times, but they were recovered.[4]


  1. ^ Raut, Kumar (2020-11-26). "चार नारायणको मेला". राजधानी राष्ट्रिय दैनिक (in Nepali). Retrieved 2022-10-28.
  2. ^ "5 temples of Kathmandu that are more than 1,000 years old - OnlineKhabar English News". Retrieved 2021-10-29.
  3. ^ "Ichangu Narayan Temple | Nepal Attractions". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2021-10-29.
  4. ^ Setopati, Unique Shrestha. "Four idols stolen from Ichangu Narayan Temple". Setopati. Retrieved 2021-10-29.