Bungamati is a small town in the Kathmandu valley. It may date back as far as the 7th century. The official founding was in the 16th century. It is a traditional Newari village. The central ritual focus of Bungamati is the Temple of Macchindranath. It is dedicated to Lord Macchindranath, the God of rainfall, who is capable of making and holding rainfall. The temple is from the 16th century.
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