February 2, 2023, Thursday
Nepal 1:37:26 pm

Golden throne of Malla King displayed

The Nepal Weekly
June 21, 2022

A 400 years old golden throne of then king is displayed on the full moon day at Krishna Mandir, the famous temple dedicated to Lord Krishna at Patan Durbar Square. The locals visit to offer their prayers and worship it.

The golden throne belongs to the then King of Lalitpur Shree NiwasMalla. The throne that goes out on display once a year is made of gold. The seat for the King is made over the structure of Garuda with two lions on both sides standing over the pair of elephants which symbolizes wealth.A total of 11 snakes on the head of the throne are believed to saviour and protect the king or ruler from evil powers. The throne that is kept on display at the square of PatanDurbar which once used to be the royal palace was built in the year 1666 AD. As per the scriptures and data that is incurved on the throne, the royal seat is dedicated to all public not only the royal family.

On both the sides of the throne are the national flags of Nepal and the two plants that stand on both the side of the throne are Bodhi Brikshya which shows the combined and equalized form of Hinduism and Buddhism, explain experts. With the formal end of the Malla regime in the Kathmandu Valley and the unification of the modern nation, the throne had remained unattended and disregarded inside the Patan Durbar. The throne is easy to carry by separating the parts, the pieces of the throne were scattered and kept at various locations. Later, all the pieces were collected and now have been kept for display at the Patan Durbar Museum of Lalitpur.