Sacred Monkeys, Buddhist Pilgrims-Kathmandu's Swayambunath-The Monkey Temple

Sacred Monkeys, Buddhist Pilgrims-Kathmandu's Swayambunath-The Monkey Temple

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Swayambunath or The Monkey Temple is one of the most significant temples to Tibetan Bhuddists of Nepal, perhaps only coming second in importance to Boudhanath, the largest stupa in the country.

It is also called the Monkey Temple because holy monkeys live here. Why are they considered holy? It is said that Manjushri the bodhisattva of wisdom and learned raised the hill that Swayambunath sits on. When he let his hair grow long, lice grew eventually transforming into monkeys.

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