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Budanilkantha 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 (2011)
 • Total 107,918
 • Religions Hindu
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Budanilkantha was a Village Development Committee in Kathmandu District in the Bagmati Zone before being incorporated into the city of Budhanilkantha (along with Chapali Bhadrakali, Mahankal, Bishnu, Chunikhel and Kapan). At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 15,421.[1]

The Budanilkantha 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. ^ http://cbs.gov.np/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/VDC_Municipality.pdf

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