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Village development committee
Budhanilkantha is located in Nepal
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°46′N 85°22′E / 27.767°N 85.367°E / 27.767; 85.367Coordinates: 27°46′N 85°22′E / 27.767°N 85.367°E / 27.767; 85.367
Country    Nepal
Zone Bagmati Zone
District Kathmandu District
Population (2001)
 • Total 133,244
 • Religions Hindu
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Budanilkantha is a city in Kathmandu District in the Bagmati Zone of central Nepal. At the time of the 2001 Nepal census it had a population of 133,244.[1]

The Budhanilkantha statue of the Hindu god Vishnu, located approximately 10 kilometers from the center of Kathmandu at the base of the Shivapuri Hill, is the largest stone carving in all of Nepal. This particular statue of Lord Vishnu is taken as the most relaxed avatar of Lord Vishnu. People often describe the placidity around the temple as "very relaxing".

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  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001". Nepal's Village Development Committees. Digital Himalaya. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 

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