The Mahabouddha Temple

The temple of Mahabouddha is a masterpiece of terracotta.Like the Krishna Mandir it too reveals an art tradition which was not evolved in Nepal. Yet like Krishna Mandir it also does show that the native craftsmanship of the Nepalese can do proper justice to any art form. It is sometimes described as the temple of million Buddhas because its every brick contains a fine figure of the Buddha. They add up to the astonishing total of nine thousands. It was leveled to the ground in the great earthquake of 1935 and was exactly rebuilt to the original specification, proving thereby that temple craft is still one of the living arts of Nepal.