Naradevi, the word Nara means Human and Devi means Goddess, Naradevi is the Goddess of Human. Naradevi is also known as Kali, shiva’s destructive consort. The three-storied pagoda styled Naradevi temple is located between Chhetrapati and Basantapur Durbar Square. It is believed that Goddess Kali protects her devotees from problems and helps them to get power, courage, and spirits. During the reign of Malla King, a dancing ceremony was held for the Goddess, he even once stipulated that it should be held in every 12years to make the Goddess happy. This is the reason dances are still performed in every 12years across the road of the temple. The temple is mostly visited by the local Newars of Chhetrapati, they believe that the goddess protected them from the earthquake of 1934 and 2015. During the 9th day of Dashain (Navratri) you can encounter a crowd of worshippers lined up to worship the Goddess Kali. We would recommend you to visit this religious and holy temple if you are near the Thamel area of Kathmandu valley.