About 6/7 kilometers from Kathmandu city limit (ring road) to the south in the lalitpur district lies the village of Khokana. The village represents the richness of the early Malla era (13th century).
The 13th century old Newar settlement of Khokana is famous for producing mustard oil. There is no central square, as in near by village Bungamati but there is plenty of action in the main street, including women spinning wool. The main temple is a two tiered construction dedicated to Shekali Mai – a mother goddess. The temple of Rudrayani is the major religious site but ponds have also equally religious importance.
Locals also are also involved in making wooden handicrafts, which has helped them for their living. These wooden handicrafts are later sold to the tourists and brought to Kathmandu for getting it to the market.
Museum: There is a small museum maintained by a local person (Mr. Madan Krishna Maharjan) in, which he has put the typical jewellery sets and agriculture farming tools. This building was built 100 years ago and is the only house, which was not destroyed by the BS 1990
There is an amazing fact about the village. This village is not allowed to raise chickens. There is the reason behind this,and that reason is the main temple. In this temple sacrificing of chickens and even their eggs are forbidden, it is said that the goddess will not accept and will make her angry, so instead of getting blessing one could get cursed. This is the myth about the temple but people do not dare to test because the people of this village are very religious.