Barahi Ajima is thought to have been created on the Fifth day of Nawaratri. “Yakati Ajima” is the Nepalbhasa name for Barahi Ajima.

According to Astamatrika Mandala, which the Nawaraat (Nawaratri)tradition strives to venerate, is covered by the Barahi Temple on its western side of Bhaktapur City.
The female counterpart of the Lord Vishnu God Baraha, also known as the Goddess Barahi.
It is curiously located virtually next to the Araniko highway and is located immediately to the west of Suryabinayak crossing.

The Mangal Tirtha River, a portion of the Hanumante River that flows over the Barahi area and to the north of the temple, is connected to the Barahi Temple during Nawaratri. As on the other days of the Nawaratri pilgrimage, those who visit the Barahi Temple also go to the nearby river.

The Goddess Barahi Ajima stands for the feminine side of creation’s all-pervasive strength, which is innate in all living and non-living things. Among the Matrikas of Nepal, Barahi Ajima has most temples. Nil Barahi, Dakshin Barahi, Bajra Barahi, Dhum Barahi, Chhabdi Barahi, Tal Barahi, Lati Barahi, and Yakati Barahi are some of the most well-known Barahi Ajimas in Nepal.

The fact that the temple property also includes a building that is hired to host customary marriage ceremonies and other family gatherings is one of the reasons why the temple is so well-liked by the people of Bhaktapur.