|Patan Durbar Square|
On the ground floor of the temple the icon of shakyamuni Buddha displaying earth touching gesture is established. On the first floor Amitabha Tathagata is installed. Similarly, on the second third fourth and fifth floor Pancha Jinalaya Swayambhu Chaitya, Dharmadhatu Mandala, Vajradhatu Mandala, and sunyani ranjan Chaitya are established respectively. The temple is surmounted by Usnish Cudamani swarna chaitya the total height of the temple is about 60 feet.
In this locality , the temple of Akasha Jogini Shree Vidhya Dhari Devi is already exist where the lord of knowledge Manjushree also present before the construction of Mahabuddha temple the old manuscript of Prajnaparamita is also preserved here and daily recited . Because of these three auspicious aspects it is believed that the people of this locality could gain popularity in the field of Shilpa Vidya Knowledge. The five sons of Pt. Abhaya Raj Shakya or their family members carry out the daily rituals worships of the Vidyadhari and Mahabuddha temple for one month turn by turn
According to legend five Stupas were built by Ashoka, the Mauryan King of India, while he was visiting Patan on a pilgrimage. At that time Nepal was ruled by the Kirat Kings. These Stupas were often built upon a mound of earth covered with grass. The four Ashokan Stupas in Lalitpur are at Lagankhel in the south, Imadol in the east, IBahi in the north and Pulchowk in the west.
Machhendranath temple is situated in Gabahal, Patan. Machhendranath is very important god in Patan as he is a god of many guises and associated with the rain.
Minanath temple, next to Machhendranath temple, was built in 16th century. Minanath is the teacher of god Machhendranath.