The Panchmandir, at Tamkuhi Raj (Kushinagar), in its form today is a result of contributions from many Kings and their creative vision.
In its original form, Panchmandir was a Shivala  commissioned by Raja Dalip Sahi. However, he passed away during its construction and his wife Rani Usmed Kuer supervised it to completion.
When Raja Kharag Bahadur Sahi assumed his role after Raja Dalip Sahi, he expanded the temple by adding more shrines thereby turning a Shivala into a Panchmandir .
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