If you are visiting Patan Durbar Square, you must not fail to reach Mahaboudha Temple. This beautiful shikhara styled temple was built by one of the local priest named Abhaya Raj dated 14th Century. It is said that, he built this temple after he went to Bodh Gaya in India and got influenced by the Mahabodhi temple there. Due to the image of Buddha, carved in every single terra-cotta, this temple is also known as “Thousand Buddha Temple”. On the very near to this temple there is another small shrine which is dedicated to Maya Devi, mother of Buddha. This shrine is said to have been built with the remaining bricks of Mahaboudha temple.