Taleju being the family goddess of the ancient kings of Kathmandu, patan and Bhaktapur, there are temples of Taleju in each of the old palace of the places. Among these three Taleju temples the biggest one is located in Kathmandu and is considered to be of greater significance. it was built by Mahendra Malla in 1563 AD.
There are other temples too in the Hunumandhoka premises but the temple of Taleju is the tallest of all. On the four sides of this temple there are four small but beautiful temples which offer some of the finest examples of Matrika art.
This Article and upcoming posts are extracted from the book, TOURIST INFORMATION DIRECTORY, 1997. by my Late Father Journalist, Sociologist & Anthropologists, Er. Ramesh Chandra Bandhu Bhattarai