Inacho Baha (Indra-Vartta Mahavihar)
Dedicated to Gautam Buddha Inacho Baha is yet another Mahavihar located at Inacho. The Baha was built in 1671 A. D. next to Patiga Hiti. The baha is one of the few well preserved in Bhaktapur. The doorway of the shrine is marked by two stone lions. The doorway is surmounted by a metal torana depicting the Buddha (Aksobhya), flanked by Dharma (Prajnaparamita) on the right and the sangha (Sadaksari Lokessvara) on the left. Enshrined Aksobhya, the Kwapadyo in this baha faces west. The exterior of the first storey displays a fivefold carved window (pasukajhya) flanked by two smaller windows. Wood carved struts support the roof depicting five Buddhas. Three chaityas in the center of the courtyard are from late Malla period. Oil lamps run around the middle chaitya. A relationship between Vajracharyas of Chatubrahma Mahavihar and Indravarna Mahavihar is on an intellectual level. The Vajracharyas of Indravarna Mahavihar are considered as the teachers. At Inacho baha, on the full moon day in Bhadra the in-charge of guthi has to participate in the feast organized by Samyak Mahadan organization. Here, traditionally ‘Mulacharya’ bhai puja takes place during chaitya ‘busandha’ on the day of ‘kwatipunhi.’
The sangh of Inacho vihar is extended with hundreds of members who are known as Buddhacharyas. For a month the member families turn by turn take care of the baha throughout the year. ‘Chuda karma’ is performed to sons of the members in this baha. The lineage deity of the sangh is Guheswori who was brought from Guheswori shrine at Pashupatinath to reside in its present place at Sidhi Pukhu. Festivals take place in this baha during Biska jatra and Gunla.