Shewaki

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Shewaki
شيوکى
Village
Shewaki is located in Afghanistan
Shewaki
Shewaki
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°27′N 69°13′E / 34.450°N 69.217°E / 34.450; 69.217Coordinates: 34°27′N 69°13′E / 34.450°N 69.217°E / 34.450; 69.217
Country  Afghanistan
Province Kabul Province
District Bagrami
Elevation 1,798 m (5,899 ft)

Shewaki (شيوکى Palace of Shiva) is a village located in the Hindaki area of Afghanistan, in the East Kabul District Bagrami near the mountains Koh e Hindaki and Munar e Chakari (not related to Chakari, Afghanistan).

Shewaki is derived from Shiva, the supreme Hindu deity.

Temples[edit]

Shewaki is the site of Shahbahar (King's Vihara), one of Afghanistan's major Hindu temples, as well as one of the seven royal temples of the Persian Empire. Shahbahar was a Buddhist stupa during the Kushans dynasty and a Hindu temple in the time of the Kabul Shahi.

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Pictures of the ruins of the Shewaki-Stupa as Shahbahar or King's Vihara[edit]

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