The shrine of Jalasayana Narayana (Lord Vishnu) which is a famous and fascinating one is located in Budhanilkantha, a small town situated nearly eight km north of the capital, Kathmandu. It is the starting point for the uphill climb and the plains of Kathmandu valley.
For the entry of the courtyard outer gates are built in all four directions. On the right side of the southern gate, there is a shrine of Lord Shiva and adjacent to it on the corner, there is an apartment of the Hare Rama Krishna Mandal. In this apartment devotees assemble from far and near and chant the holy names of the Lord Vishnu who is believed to be the originator, protector and sustainer of the universe. On the left side, a shrine of the goddess Saraswati also is established.
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