Overview : Sri Taleju Bhawani Temple of Goddess Shakti is located in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, Nepal. The golden idol has four heads and ten arms. The deity is worshipped by Malla dynasty who ruled Nepal during 12th to 18th century. Sri Taleju Bhawani Temple located near golden gate in Bhaktapur is the oldest among the three Taleju Bhawani temples. The second temple in Patan is built in 1667 by King Shree Niwas Malla. The third and the main temple in Kathmandu is built in 1564 by King Mahendra Malla. It is believed that goddess herself indicated to build a temple for her in the form of a yantra.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Get married to a person of a girl's choice
- Health and longevity of husband
Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.
Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.
Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe
Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.