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The large fenced tank is said to have been built by king Pratap Malla in 1667 to console his queen over the death of their sun (who was trampled by an elephant).the pool was apparently used during the Malla era for trials by ordeal and latter became a favourite suicide spot. Perhaps because of the high suicide rate, the gate to the tank and its central Shiva Temple is unlocked only one day each year, during the festival of Tihar.
The footbridge over the nearby chowk has the best views over the whole complex.
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