Maitidevi Temple, the parental home of all goddesses (Devi) is believed to be a very powerful temple located by the side of the road in Maitidevi, Gyaneshwor. The delicate woodwork and metal craft structure of the Maitidevi temple is considered different in comparison to the pagoda-style structure like most of the Hindu temples in Kathmandu valley. According to the legend, the temple was formed after a divine peacock appeared and turned everything it touched into gold. The Mayur Kunda, the brahmana can also be found by the side of the temple. The two stones lions guarding the entrance of the temple, the huge peepal tree with its expanding branches arching over the temple is considered as a divine architecture that shelters the temple from heat and rain. A crematorium (Shamshan Ghat) lies a few feet away on the right-hand side of the temple which is considered as the most integral part of the temple by the priest of the Maitidevi Temple. According to the priest, the prayer in its original form requires them to burn the human skulls but since nowadays it is considered as monstrously cruel and crime so they make a human face on a large dollop of ghee and burn it instead. It is said that offering Jal (water) to Maitidevi before darshan of the popular temple in Gorkha District Manakamana Devi ensures the fulfillment of the pilgrim’s wish. The present structure of the temple was built at the beginning of the 20th Century by Rana Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher while the earlier structure was built by Anshu Verma, a warrior under Lichhavi King Shiva Dev.