The three-storied temple of Bajrayogini is located northeast to Kathmandu, at the shore of Sali River on the hills of Sankhu. The main entrance is gold-plated, face and hands are painted red, she has two hands, one holding a sword, the other a lotus and she is adorned with heavy clothing and ornaments. The temple is most visited specially in the month of Magh when people visit the Sali River to take Holy Dip and worship Goddess Swasthani.
Bajrayogini also stands as a proof to the belief that Buddhism existed in Nepal from around the start of the first century AD. Gum Bihar, a Buddhist shrine, was built during the Licchavi period (300-879AD). In the 11th century, the people of the area began to divert to Hinduism and due to this change of religious focus the Buddhist Gum Bihar lost much of its attractiveness to the Bajrayogini Temple.
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