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Dattatreya temple is located in the eastern part of Bhatktapur, in the Tachupal tole area. It's about 10 minutes walking from Bhaktapur Durbar square. Consecrated by King Yakshya Malla in 1427 AD, this temple, according to popular belief, was built out of the trunk of a single tree. It was subsequently repaired and renovated by King Vishwa Malla in 1458 AD. The temple suffered only minor damage in the april 2015 earthquake. At its entrance are two large sculptures of the wrestlers, Jaimala and Pata and a metal statue of Garuda on a column, a bird-like divinity.

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Additional Photos by Gueguel Miguel (Miguel82) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6480 W: 0 N: 6084] (47110)
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