Painyukot Temple

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    Location

    Longitude: 83°33’41’’- 83°49’31’’ Latitude: 28°00’19’’-28°23’58’’

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    Temperature

    Maximum: 33°c Minimum: 7.5°c

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    Rainfall

    2,706.4 mm

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    Weather

    Tropical, Sub-Tropical, & Temperate

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    Accommodation

    Hotel, Lodge, Resort and Community Home Stay

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    Culture

    Dance- Maruni, Lakhe, Dhatu, Nachari, Kheli, Salejo, Rodi, Gallai Lahurae, Hanuman

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    Access

    Pokhara to Kusma 2 hours, Roads mostly dirt tracks

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    Health Service

    District Hospital, Primary Health Center, Health Post, Clinic

This place is historical significance as a place for tourism. The Painyu state was once under the protectorate of the Licchavi kings of Kathmandu. Following the fall of the Licchavi era, it came under the control of the king of Baldengadhi and was later annexed by Mukunda Sen. Following the annexation by Mukunda Sen, Painyu as a state started to lose its identity. Later Painyu was ruled jointly by Rana, Ale, Thapamagar and Chitaura but could not hold their fort in managing the state. Following this failure to run the state, they made a decision to hand it over to the Rajput of Ghaaspani King Ram Singh of Banaras. The Singh dynasty then ruled Painyu for 340 years from 1502-1842 B.S. with the last king being Akbar Singh Sen. It is in this context that this history of Painyu holds significance for Parbat .There is a historical  records to substantiate the presence of Painyu as a state from the 16th to the 19th century which was linked to Painyukot, Nana Saheb and Ladhyangkot states. The Painyukot is now managed by a local committee with donations from pilgrims who visit the area. Painyukot today falls under Mahashila rural municipality. Similarly, the Phulbari palace area and the Nayab Saheb area fall under Painyu rural municipality. Painyukot is a scenic place from where visitors can see the Golryang peak which lies to its north west. There is also a temple dedicated to Goddess Rudra Devi where large numbers of worshippers visit during the ninth day of the Dashain festival or Navaratri.