Overlooking the Manga Hiti tank, the two wooden pavilions known as the Mani Mandap were built in 1700 for use in the elaborate...
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Manga Hiti information
Immediately across from Bhimsen Temple is the sunken Manga Hiti, one of the water conduits with which Patan is liberally endowed. The tank contains a cruciform-shaped pool and three wonderfully carved dhara (water spouts) in the shape of makara (mythical crocodile-elephants). The two wooden ceremonial pavilions that used to overlook the tank – known as the Mani Mandap – collapsed completely in the 2015 earthquake.