Dakshinkali Temple

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Dakshinkali Temple
Dakshinkali Temple Kathmandu Nepal.jpg
Dakshinkali Temple is located in Nepal
Dakshinkali Temple
Dakshinkali Temple
Location in Nepal
Geography
Country Nepal
Location Outside Kathmandu
Culture
Primary deity Kali
Important festivals Dashain

Dakshinkali Temple or Dakshin Kali Temple,[1] located 22 kilometres (14 mi) outside Kathmandu and about 1 kilometre (0.6 mi) outside the village of Pharping, is one of the main temples of Nepal dedicated to the goddess Kali. Animal sacrifices, particularly of cockerels and uncastrated male goats, are the main way that the goddess is worshipped, and this is especially seen during the Dashain festival.

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  1. ^ the name is composed of the word "dakshin", meaning "south", and the name "Kali", and refers to the temple's position in a spectacular river gorge

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Coordinates: 27°35′0″N 85°15′0″E / 27.58333°N 85.25000°E / 27.58333; 85.25000