The square’s most magnificent temple stands at its northeastern extremity but is not open to the public. Even for Hind us entry is restricted; they can only visit it briefly during the annual Dasain festival.The Taleju Temple was built in 1564 by Mahendra Malla. Taleju Bhawani was origin ally a goddess from the south of India, but she became the titular deity, or royal goddess, of the Malla kings in the 14th century. Taleju temples were erected in her honour- in Patan and Bhaktapur, as well as in Kathmandu. The temple stands on a 12-stage plinth and reaches more than 35m highs dominating the Durbar Square area. The eighth stage of the plinth forms a wail around the temple, in front of which are 12 miniature temples. Four more miniature temples stand inside the wall, which has four beautifully carved wide gates. If entry to the temple were permitted it could be reached from within the Hanuman Dhoka or from the Singh Dhoka (Lion Gate) facing Durbar Sq.