Primary deity: Kali
Coordinates: 27.6215°N 85.2619°E
Dakshinkali Temple is one of the main Temples of Nepal. It is situated in 22km outside Kathmandu. It is one of the main Temples of Nepal dedicated to the Goddess Kali. This Dakshinkali Temple is located southwest part of the Kathmandu. Dakshinkali Temple is of huge significance among those who need her blessing. There is a strong believe in the ability of goddess to make wishes come true. Dakshinkali Temple is dedicated to the Shiva’s consort goddess Kali in her most bloodthirsty embodiment. She is also known as dark mother. It is the Hindu goddess of empowerment, time and change. The image of Kali at the Temple is of black stone, has six arms.
Dakshinkali came to an existence after Goddess Kali herself appearing in the dream of a Malla King. Malla king was the ruler of 14th century. Kali commanded the king to build a Temple dedicating her in a very unknown strange place. As the command was about to be followed immediately, a person said that he had already sort out a stone image of the Goddess Kali in the same place where the Goddess Kali commanded the king to build the Temple. The image was then left open with the elements as she commanded. Her head a gilded cover was kept erect with four golden serpents. The Temple become awash with blood in the time of Dashain. It becomes fairly a Tourist attraction. Devotees from around Nepal journey here twice a week to satisfy the bloodlust of this violent goddess.
Saturday is the main day and animals there are sacrifices on Tuesday. So lots of devotees gather in a large mass especially on Tuesday and Saturday where they usually sacrifices cocks and male goats. The Dashain Festival in the month of October is major festival. On the way, the sight of narrow way between mountains is attracted and it is worthwhile to walk down and across the old suspension bridge, throwing a glance down into the very narrow and deep gap. In the middle part of village of Pharping lies, the pleasant spot is known as Sheka Narayan. There is a pond filled with clear water and many gold fish types fishes swimming around. After few minutes of driving from Pharping, one will finally reach to the destination of the Dakshinkali where you have to move downhill as goddess is situated at the bottom of the hill. The view is just spectacular with all the green vegetable around and the weather is just too awesome around there. In this place, non-Hindus cannot enter the building where the deity as Kali is located. Pictures can be taken from outside.Some people can also make a picnic spot in this place. Since this place is quite far away from the valley and there is less noise, crowd and other types of pollution. People can also be enjoying with friends and families in this place. This place is essential with more entertainment as well as holy place. People believe that if we pray to the goddess and offer sacrifice our enemies will demise and we will be victories in our way, and many other people do make their wishes to goddess.