He restored to a stratagem
to perform the ritual of Narabali to bring rain and avert the calamity holding
the country in its tight grip. Accordingly, he informed his son to kill whoever
the person he found out the next morning, near the fount-the prime source of
water to the country. The son being loyal agreed. Disguised as a nomad, the king
went first to the fount the next morning only to be butchered by his own son.
Knowing the grave occurrence, the son reeled under heavy grief, and at last
prayed to Manijogini, the powerful goddess for a way to expiate the patricide
committed. The Goddess bade him build a great temple to be freed from that sin.
He did anon. Thus came into existence this famous Bodhnath shrine and the stupa.
It has also a great pull. Pilgrims and pious Buddhists visit and offer prayers.