Hindu Pilgrimage Site In Nepal

"Nepal was regarded as one of the most popular Hindu Kingdom. People believe on creator Brahma, Preserver Vishnu and enemy destroyer Maheshwor (Shiva) . Nepal is totally followed by Vedic "Mantra" not like any other countries. Buddhism is second followed by many powerful Gods. The Trinity of Gods is considered Supreme Almighty, Gods are always associated with their Spouse.”

In agreement with the puran books, Lord shiva whose home is in Himalayan region. It is the home of destroyers Lord Shiva and goddess parbati. So Nepal is full of many pilgrimage sites which are related to lord shiva who is very omnipotent. God of Nepal Pahupatinath, Mt. Kailash, Dakshinkali and Guheshwori are very famous shakti peeths of Kathmandu Valley.

The high mountains sites pilgrimage are known as shakti peeth are called Pathibhara, Shaileshwori  Vindyavashini, Manakamana, jogeshwori etc. They are situated on the lap of a mountain. The Ganga is Known as confluence of several rivers . It is a holy river, if someone takes bath on this river, he/she will have great virtue in life. They will clean the purgatory and sin. The Bagmati River is a holy river which comes from the top of mountain northern site of Kathmandu valley from the tiger statutes. T river Devighat Rudrabeni Ridi are called confluences

Pashupatinath : Pashupati is the second name of lord shiva. It means Pashupati is the main lord of living creatures. It is one of the most popular holy place of Nepal. Many Hindus holy and peaceful pilgrims come to Pashupatinath through the year. Shiva Ratri (Shiva night) is the birthday of lord Pashupatinath.  It falls one day before black moon in February many small temples are located around this site by several names of god. We can go to Guheswori, through the way from Pashupatinath. It is called UNESCO world heritage site. There is cremation ground in the bank of Bagmati rivers. Many death bodies are cremated on the wooden cremator. After the cremation, the ritual ashes is thrown into the Bagmati Rivers.

Manakamana : It is considered as Gurga Bhawani Which is called Hindus Goddess, Located in the west district of Nepal It is relic word- Manakamana means the wishes of soul to fulfill if someone bonus and salutes according to the legend with pure heart. It is located on the height of 1300 meters. It is surrounded by many beautiful and greatful places.


Swargadwani : It is a holy place of Nepal, situated in the western region of Nepal at 6960 Ft.It is an important holy place for the Hindu who believers in God. It is the main vedic place for Hindus. The King of all deties Indra ha performed a yayan (homage) in satya yuga at this place. There is a beautiful temple of swargadwari. It is said that the swargadwari guru mahanay was an incarnation of God.

Bhimeshwor : – It is beautiful temple with religious importance, located in the Dolakha District. There is a stature of God Bhim. He is the second prince of panch pandav. He was worshipped by traders/ businessman to have good will and promotion. So he is called will God. People sacrifice the blood animals as demon / devil.


Gosaikunda : it is a beautiful, delightful and glacier lake which is situated in langtan. It takes 2/3 days on foot from Dhunche. According to legend, It was created by lord Shiva by his trident. He had to drink water after kalkut poison so he had to digest the kalkut poison which was the production obtained samundramanthan by the Gods and Ashurs (demons). One can visit this holy place on the auspicious day of full moon day in july (shrawan Purnima). If someone takes bathes in the lake, he/she can cleaves the Sin what he/she has done in the life. Thousands of Hindus and Indian People go to this lake. It is a trekking place as well on the height of 14,373 ft. Besides the famous Gosaikunda Lake the other lakes in the region are Nagkunda, Bhairab kunda, Sanaswoti kunda, suraj kunda etc.


Damodar Kunda : Glacier lake, situated at the slope of damodar himal in mustang district. We can reach within 3 days walk . It is the main source of river kaliandaki. It is known as the main region of shaligram. It is called shalgrams. Other names of river Gandaki are called as Kali Gandaki,  Sapta Gandaki and Narayani , They are very famous holy rivers


It is 50 Km far from Tansen Capital head quarter city of palpa district. It is the confluence of the Kali Gandaki and Ridi Khola. There is a beautiful temple of Rishikeshwara ( Vishnu ) wit 50 other small temples, if someone visits this places, he/she will earn merit for this life as well as for the next life. Many holy people live around this are

Muktinath : This is one of the most popular holy place of Nepal. We can have salvation and free from curse . So lord Vishnu got his salvation and peaceful soul. There is also jwaladevi, a devini flame is continuously burning since thousands of year . This pagoda shaped temple dedicated lord Vishnu situated at an altitude of 3800 m . There are 108 water spouts from which pour holy water. Thousands of people visit this place.


Devghat : It is confluence of Trishuli and river kali Gandaki it is a holy religious Triveni. It is only 6 Km north of Narayan ghat , Narayani River is the combination of all 7 holy Kali Gandaki River. During the time of Makarshankranti in Nepal, Many Pilgrims from around Nepal and India to Immense (Take a holy dive in the river ) This festival is very popular in Nepal as Meghe shankranti. It is the first day of Nepal month magh (Mid January)


Janakpur : It is 375 km far from Kathmandu as locates in the eastern part of Nepal. This is a popular holy place. It is the birth place of Janaki Sita who was married to Lord Ram, The 7th incarnation of lord Vishnu .


Barachhetra : Lord Vishnu The preserver of the Universe, has incarnated as Baraha (Boar) in this region and hence it is called Barachhetra. It is one of the four holy places in Nepal. According to Puran that lord Vishnu came down to earth the form of a boar and destroyed Hiranyakashyapu, and evil demon at this very spot. It is on the bank of saptakoshi. This pilgrimage is accessed through Dharan. Since the site is related to Lord Vishnu it is assumed as sacred as Gaya for shraddha (Offering to ancestors). The pilgrimage is at a confluence of tributaries of river Koshi and hence many pilgrims around Nepal and India come here for dip at the day of Makar Shankrati.


Balmiki Ashram: It is an island in Narayani River near Triveni, 20 km south of kusunde, which lies between Narayanghat and Butawal in Mehendra Highway. Goddes sita was exiled from the royal palace and stayed here. She gave born twin sons lava and kusha. This Ashram was a retreat used by the great sae Balmiki, who wrote complete epic of Ramayan.

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