Dakshinkali is the temple of goddess kali located 22 km outside Kathmandu, and about 1 km outside the village of Pharping. There is a popular belief that Goddess Kali came in the dream of a Malla king, the ruler of 14th century and commanded the king to build a temple dedicating her in a very unknown strange place The stone image of Kali is said to be found on the same spot Goddess Kali had commanded to build the Temple. Over her head a gilded canopy is kept erect with four golden serpents. Here wishes are made in front of the goddess with sacrifice of animals particularly of cockerels and uncastrated male goats. On Tuesday, Saturday and particularly during the festival of Dashain, the court-yard of temple is covered with blood of sacrifice Goddess Kali is offered.
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