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Lhose Dhara Babadham Temple

Lhose Dhara Babadham Temple

This temple is in Bhagrama and falls within Madhyabindu municipality. Since ancient times, the temple has been sacred as well as a place of faith for Hindus. This temple has special significance for couple wanting to conceive. There is a belief that praying at the Gosai Baba temple which is located nearby will result in conception for couples.

Madhyabindu (Middle Point)

The Madhyabindu is the exact middle point of Nepal’s east to west length. The point falls in Nawalpur’s Madhyabindu municipality. The place as well as the municipality have been named with this reference.

Daunne Devi Temple

With the development and access of transport services, the Daunne Devi temple has a lot of movement of people. Situated in the Daunne hill at 1,023m along the Mahendra Highway, the temple is said to have been built by a person name Prabhakar in 1880. However, the idol of Daunne Devi was placed in the temple by the Rana regime Prime Minister Junga Bahadur Rana.

Devchuli Barchuli Danda

Devchuli and Barchuli are hills that fall under the Mahabharat range and are considered the highest in the range standing tall at 1,936 m. From these hill tops, a 360 view of the Himalayan mountain range to the north and the southern plains (terai) can be seen. At 1,800 m on the hill there is a 30 meter deep cave with 11 feet of stairs into the cave from the entrance. According to Hindu narratives, during the Dwapar yug (third of the four ages described in the scriptures of Hinduism )the five “Pandav” brothers along with “Draupadi” has taken refuse inside the cave when they were temporarily banished from their home. During the full moon in the month of April, there are prayers offered to three virgin goddess (Kanya Mai).

Gajendra Mokshya (Triveni) Dham

Gajendra Mokshya (Triveni) Dham lies in the south of the district and is 25 km from Bardaghat and 34 km from Parasi. This place is a spiritual and holy confluence of three rivers: Sano ,Tamsa, Saptagandaki rivers. It is considered to be as sacred as “Prayag” in the Indian city of Allahabad, where the river “Ganga”
and “Yamuna” meet. In the vicinity of Triveni there is the Balmiki Ashram with statues of Rishi Balmiki, Sita,
Luv and kush and lord Ganesh. This place is considered to be area where sita first entered the earth  where she ate her fruits, the site of the immortal well, the place where the twins Luv and Kush tied their horses
on a stone pillar and also where the two got their education. Although this place falls in Chitwan district,
visitors can reach here going through India (land route) or by taking a boat across the Narayani river. Across
the river, there are temples dedicated to Radha / Krishna, Hanuman, Shiva and Parvati, Durga Bhawani,
Gajgraha and Laxminarayan. A three day religious fair is held annually during the month of January (Maghe
Aushi) when piligrims from india and Nepal come to take a holy dip in the confluence of the three river

Akaladevi Temple (Dedh Gaun)

The Akaladevi temple is of key interest in the Dedh Gaun area due to its religion significance . Local legend  has it that the place where the temple is located has a boulder alongside it. The boulder was thrown by a shepherd across to a field below but the next day the boulder was back to where it was. Believing that the boulder came back due to a form of super natural power, legend has it that the temple of Akaladevi was constructed to honor the super natural power in the Dedh Gaun area. The temple which is only confined to the four wall does not have a roof and is believed to be more than 200 years old. The temple has a 45 kg bell in its premises. A special prayer is held annually on the full moon night during the month of April locally known as Gujeri purnima. Believing that wishes and aspirations will be fulfilled if people whorship and make offerind at the temple, people from across Nepal but mainly from neighboring districts of Kaski, Tanahu, Syangja, Palpa, Chitwan and Gulmi come to this temple.

Kamdhenu Area (Ghumarighat)

The Kamdhenu area also referred to as Ghumarighat is in Bulingtar rural municipality. The area lies in the northern foothills of the Mahabharat hills and is about 36 km north from Daldale bazar. Likewise, it is a 20 min walk from Aatreli bazar. The geographical location of Ghumarighat is amazing and fun to experience nature works its way. The Krishna Gandaki river surrounds the Ghumarighat on most part with the exception of the land mass that links it to the mainland. Due to its shape which is almost a circle, it derives its name Ghumarighat in Nepali.

Sashwat Dham (Dev Chuli)

The meaning Sashwat refers to truth and the Sashwat dham is believed to have been built to provide positive knowledge. The place which is considered spiritual and religious by the followers of “Sanatan Dharma”, a term used to denote religiously ordained practices incumbent upon all Hindus regardless of class, caste or sect. Located at the foothills between the Devchuli and Varchuli hills, the inscription mantra in the Sashwat dham states that if religion is protected, it will also protect people.

The pilgrimage site which is spaced in just over 1 ha of land has a temple dedicated to Ekambareswar Mahadev and has been built in the architecture of the famous South Indian Khajuraho temple. The temple is surrounded on all sides by water. The water in the lake is mixed with the sacred waters from Badrinath, Kedarnath, Haridwar, Muktinath, Pashupatinath and other sites with religious importance. Due to the sacredness of the water inside the lake, it is known as “Sarwotirtha Sarowar”. The government of Nepal has listed Sashwat Dham as a key center for tourism in its list of 100 destinations.

In addition to the temple, the pilgrimage site also has a Gurukul, Dharmashala, Buddhist monasteries and a Buddhist center. Other images and symbols that represent the Hindu religion such as the chariot of Arjun, Sri Krishna Leela, Akhanda Agni kunda, Yagya kunda, Hanuman temple, a museum, a library and a Gaushala (shelter for cattle). It also has a residential program for yoga and meditation that can accommodate 45 people.

Kailash Sanyash Ashram (Mahadevsthan)

The Kailash Sanyash Ashram is located 20 km west of Devghat Dham in Gaidakot municipality. This place is revered as a place of asceticism. This area is located close to the banks of the Narayani river to the south from where a wide angle view of the Chitwan National Park can be seen. To its east is the Kailash park and a large playground. Inside the ashram there are many old natural forest resources such as Sal (Shorea robusta), Willow, (Salix caprea), Rudrakshya (Elaeocarpus sphericus) and Red Sandalwood (Pterocarpus santalinus).

There are many artifacts and manuscripts that have historical, archeological and religious significance inside the ashram. The Department of Archeology  has been classified this area as a archeological site. Upon excavation of the site by the archeological department, a stone Jyotirlinga (sign/image of lord Shiva), statue of lord Ganesh and two stone carved lions.

Maula Kalika Temple

The temple is said to have been built by king Mukunda Sen of Palpa more than 200 years ago. The Temple is reported to have been built on an elevation for strategic and security concerns for the then state ruled by Mukunda Sen. More recently, with the support of the local community the temple has been renovated and today stands as a three story pagoda style architecture temple where hymns and prayers are routinely taken place.