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Bagh Bhairav Temple in Kirtipur

Bagh Bhairav Temple in Kirtipur
Is dedicated to God Bhairav in the form of a tiger. This god is regarded as the guardian of Kirtipur and the locals call it Ajudeu, a grandfather god. This temple was constructed between 1099AD-1126AD by Shiva Deva. The temple lies at the height of 1405m from sea level, from wher a beautiful view of Kathmandu valley can be seen. The three-storey temple is rectangular and lies within the area of 1500 sq.m. The weapons like swords and shields are showcased in the front roof of the temple. These weapons are said to be presented by Newar troops after their defeat by Late King Prithivi Narayan Shah.