One more interesting temple that I want to mention about is the one near Ratna Park. This unique temple was built in the 17 century by King Pratap Malla. It is interesting that the temple faces not the street but the Rani Pokhari lake. Another interesting thing is that the image of Ganesh in this temple has 16 hands. One hand rests on his belly, the other embraces the figure of his wife and seven hands each on either side hold various symbols. Usually Ganesh is seen with four hands, some figures may be seen with six or eight. Ganesh with 10, 12 or 14 hands are not commonly carved. And this 16-handed Ganesh must be a really rare sculpture indeed. It is believed by locals that if you perform the necessary rituals at this temple you will be got rid of rats s in your house forever. It must have something to do with the fact that the mouse is Ganesh's vehicle.