The temple of blood thirsty goddess
Dakshinkali Temple is about one and half-hour driving distance from Kathmandu and famous for the animal sacrifices made to goddess Kali- the fearful form of Lord Siva’s consort, Parvati. The main deity in the temple is the black stone, six-armed form of Kali, standing on a prostrated figure. Dakshinkali is at the south end of the valley between two hills and at the confluence of two rivers.
Most sacrifices are made on Saturdays and Tuesdays. The animals sacrificed have to be un-castrated or un-hurt males. People make the sacrifices in order to appease the goddess and get their wish fulfilled. During winter, Dakshinkali is also a popular getaway place for picnic.