Vayupura - Wind
17. Vayupura - Wind
This shrine is located to the southwest corner of swoyambhu mahachaitya and dedicated to element air/wind. The temple faces east.when Guru Shantikaracharya(शान्तिक्राचार्य) established this shrine, he prayed that all obstacles and disasters caused by air, such as hurricanes or tornadoes, would be pacified.During the chariot festival of Bungama lokesvara,the panjus of Bungamati worship Vayupura at night to plug the hole from which blows the wind.Within Vayupura,we do not find any image of the god of wind,only a stone that looks like a clod of iron ore.