The  Nyatapola Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Lakshmi, lies in this square. Built in 1702 with 5 stories, this is Nepal’s tallest pagoda temple.

It’s struts, doors, windows, and tympanums are decorated with carvings of divine figures, including a pair of 2 m high stone statues of the legendary wrestlers-Jai malla and Pata malla; a pair of elephants, a pair of lions, a pair of griffons and a pair of tantric goddesses known as Singhini and Baghini. The Bhairavnath Temple, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 1934 and subsequently rebuilt, houses a gilded bust of the terrifying Bhairav, considered either a manifestation of Lord Shiva or a deity that guards his home.