Sashwat Dham (Dev Chuli)

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    Location

    Longitude: 83°40’46’’ -84°26’02’’ Latitude: 27°16’15’’-27°52’11’’

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    Temperature

    Maximum: 37.50 Minimum: 7.50

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    Rainfall

    2,321.7 mm

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    Weather

    Tropical & Sub-tropical

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    Accommodation

    Hotel, Lodge, Resort and Community Home Stay

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    Culture

    Dance- Lakhe, Maruni, Ghatu, Kauda, Damphu, Golyani, Latthi (Stick), Bhajan (hymns), Salejo, Badaka Itbar

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    Access

    Pokhara to Kawasoti 160 km by bus

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    Health Service

    Hospital, Health Post, Clinic, Ayurvedic Centers

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.