Kailashkut Bhawan

Kailashkut Bhawan was a palace in Nepal, built by Lichhavi King Amshuverma immediately after he was crowned in 598 CE.[1] It was constructed in vedic tripura style, having three adjoining buildings, Indragriha, Managriha and Kailashkut, and three courtyards.[2]

After Amshuverma, other de facto-ruler like Jishnugupta and Vishnugupta also ruled from Kailashkut Bhawan. While nominal head of the state used to stay at Mangriha palace.[3]

The Chinese monk Xuanzang mentioned the Kailashkut Bhawan in his travelogue and noted that the upper floor lobby could hold 1,000 people.[4]

Some remains of the palace may be located in Handigaun, Kathmandu District.[5][6]


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  3. ^ Shrestha, Tulsi Narayan (2005). Nepalese Administration: A Historical Perspective. Ratna Pustak Bhandar. ISBN 978-99933-0-478-4.
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  5. ^ "The forgotten town of Handigaun". kathmandupost.com. Retrieved 2021-02-10.
  6. ^ "Hadigaun-Maligaun area as potential Cultural tourism hub". myrepublica. Retrieved 2021-02-10.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)