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Kasthamandap (Pavilion of the Wood)

altA three-roof building that according to local lore was constructed in the 12th century from the wood of a single sal tree. It was first used as a community centre for the congregation of the people before major events. It was later converted into a temple dedicated to Gorakhnath a 13th century abstinent who was linked to the royal family. Currently the building houses an image of a god which is interesting as Gorakhnath is represented by only his footprints. The four corners of the building have images of Ganesh.

•    Ashok Binayak: one of the four most important shrines dedicated to the god Ganesh
•    Maru Tole
•    Maju Deval
•    Trailokya Mohan Narayan Temple
•    Shiva-Paravati
•    Kumari Bahal
•    Gaddhi Baithak
•    Bhagwati Temple
•    Great Bell: sitting atop a great white building that was erected by Rana Bahadur Shah (son of Prithvi Narayan Shah) in 1797, this bell is rung to drive off evil spirits. It is only rung during worship at Degutaleju Temple.
•    Krishna Temple (Chyasin Dega)
•    Great Drums and Kot Square
•    King Pratap Malla’s Column
•    Seto (White) Bhairab
•    Jagannath Temple
•    Degutaleju Temple
•    Kala (Black) Bhairab
•    Indrapur Temple
•    Kakeshwar Temple
•    Stone Inscription: found on the outside of the white palace wall, opposite the Vishnu temple, is a long stone inscription to the goddess Kalika. Written in 15 languages, it was set up by King Pratap Malla who was renowned for his linguistic abilities. Nepalese legend says that milk will flow from the middle if someone can decipher all 15 languages!
•    Kotilingeshwar Mahadev Temple
•    Mahendreshwar Temple
•    Taleju Temple
•    Tana Deval Temple and Makhan Tole

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