Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Chovar Karunamaya in kathmandu

Chovar Karunamaya  is known as Adhinath Lokeshwor. Adhinath Lokeshwor  lies  at the top of the Chovar.  Adinath Lokesvara of Chovar is known for the virtue of keeping away diseases and improving ane’s  luck. There are mainly four Karunamaya  1. Bungadyo or Lokanath karunamaya ( Rato Machchhindranath), 2.Anandadi Lokeshwor (Chovar Karunamaya  ). 3. Aaryawalokiteshwor (Seto Machchhindranath). 4. Shristhikanta Lokeshwor (Nala Karunamaya)  Apart from this, Buddhism occupies a most eminent position in Nepal.
Shakyamuni Buddha  was born in Nepal.  The influence of Buddhism religion , the people were increasingly attracted to the life and deeds of Tathagata Buddha and Bodhisattvas. With the popularity of great Mahayana Buddhism, Bodhisattva Lokesvaras were conceived and their images were created in a large number. Due to the quality of Karuna (compassion) of Lokesvaras, they were also called Karunamaya.  There are several meditation caves at the west side of the chovar  gorge. It is believed that  Guru Gorakhnath  meditated here.

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