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Gunakamadeva was a Lichhavi ruler who founded city of Kathmandu in 723 AD.[1] He is also credited to have started Yenya and Lakhey Jatra.[2] He was known for his tantric abilities which was demonstrated by him entering Shantipur in Swayambhunath.[3] During his rule, he renovated Pashupatinath temple, Raktakali temple, Kankeshwari temple and Panchalinga Bhairav temple.[2] He was succeeded by Udayadeva.[2]



Gunakamadeva is credited to have founded Kathmandu, Patan and Sankhu.[4] WIth the development of cities, he transformed agrarian society to an industrial city trading between India and Tibet.[4]

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