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Indraneela Parvatham Temple



Indraneela Parvatham Temple is located at Kathmandu  in Nepal. This holy Shrine is one among 275 Shiva Sthalams and is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Neelachalanathar.

This is one of the 4 Shivastalams in the Himalayas praised by the tamil hymns of the Saivite Nayanmar Tamil Saints of the 1st century CE -  the other three being Gowrikund,  Kedarnath  and Mount Kailash.

A towering peak (6000 Meters tall) reached by a long trek from Kathmandu is revered as a manifestation of Shiva and a green rock is revered as a manifestation of Ambal. Indra is believed to have worshipped Shiva here.

Arjuna, the Pandava Prince is believed to have worshipped Shiva here, and obtained the Pasupata Astram. This shrine has not been visited by any of the Nayanmars, although its praises have been sung by Sambandar from Kalahasti in today's Andhra Pradesh.

Indraneela Parvatam is the first of the Tevara Stalams hailed by the Tamil hymns of the Nayanmars, located in Kathamandu nepal.



Indraneela Parvatham is hindu Temple dedicated Lord Shiva . This Holy shrine is one among 275 Shiva Sthalam and is situated in the holy place of kathamandu nepal.

Legend has it that Indra is believed to have worshipped Siva here.Arjuna obtained the Pasupatha Astram after offering prayers to LordSiva.

The devotees visit this temple get bestows from lord Shiva and devotees get wealth , health ,prosperity, and richness.

The presiding deity  : Neelachalanathar
Ambal                    :  Neeelambika

Theertham              :  Indra Theertham

Location                  : Kathmandu

Travelbase               : Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal

Sambandar composed the Pathigam.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.

Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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