Dakshinkali Temple is situated approximately 22 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu. It is one of the major sites of Nepal dedicated to the goddess Kali. Hindu pilgrims flock to the temple during the Dashain festival and animals are sacrificed offering prayers to the goddess Kali. Tuesdays and Saturdays usually attract pilgrims to the temple as these are the days of the Kali. Cockerels and uncast-rated male goats are offered as sacrifices.
The temple was built during the Malla period. It is believed that the temple was built after the goddess Kali appeared in the dream of one of the Malla rulers and instructed him to construct the Dashinkali Temple dedicating her to an unknown strange place. It is believed that the Goddess at Dakshinkali Temple has the ability to make these wishes come true.