The temple of pot

Kumbeshwar temple is one of the tree five storied temples of Kathmandu valley. This five-storied pagoda-style temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Inside the courtyard, there are two hiti ponds. It is believed that the spring the fills the ponds originates all the way from the holy lake of Gosainkunda, a weeklong trek to the north of the Kathmandu valley. So taking a dip in the lake during the festival of Janai purnima is considered equivalent doing the same in Gosainkunda. This temple is one of the oldest in Nepal built by King Jayasthiti Malla, while the golden finial was added later in 1422 A.D. Ritual bathing takes place here every year on the day of Janai Poornima.