Temples here are the powerhouse of positive energy. Come feel the spiritual vibes. Devbhoomi Baitadi "A Hindu pilgrimage where every Hindu should pay homage once in a lifetime"
“Dev Bhoomi Baitadi” for making it the best Hindu pilgrimage destination, is a must-visit a destination once in a lifetime. Situated 900 kilometers far to the Wild West of the capital, Kathmandu, in Province number 7, the holy land of deities and shrines in the rustic settings of Baitadi awaits. Baitadi's demographics, natural scenery and people's strong belief to shrines with strange tone and accents easily captivate any wandering soul on this planet. We can say that there is one temple in between every 20 houses among which some of the religious places hold the great religious story so the chances are very high for the district itself is the greatest religious-tourist destination. These are major religious sites that one should not miss in their trip to Baitadi.
1. Patal Bhuwaneshwor
Representing beautiful Wild West in Nepal, this holy land lies in a central geographical part of Patan Municipality and Surnaya Rural Municipality in Baitadi district. It entails a small pond beside the temple of Pattal Bhumeshwor which has been already listed as National Wetland of Nepal as per the research and study conducted by the government of Nepal. One interesting thing about the pond is it neither has a source nor the exit point which makes it more mystical as well as mythical at the same time.
Rich with verdant vegetation and water resources which is also accompanied by the deepest cave of Asia, Patal Bhumeshwor is still yet to come in the limelight of national tourism. To reach Pattaal Bhumeshwor, we have to take left from Siude which lies in Mahakali Highway. It takes us an hour of drive to cover (18-20) km towards the northeast from Dasharath Chand Highway.
Patal Bhumeshwor Cave is believed to be the deepest one of Asia (to be proved yet) and goes few hundred meters down the earth. Local people supposed that there lies a milk’s tap at the end of the cave. It is also associated with Swastani Brata Katha.
According to the Hindu folklore, while Lord Shiva was carrying the body of Satidevi her lower part had decayed there at Pattal Bhumershwor. In order to enter the cave, a human body must be pure and most importantly we have to pray for Lord Shiva. The main temple of Bhumeshwor shrine is encircled with four caves in all cardinal directions.
Different kinds of festivals and fairs have been organized in local levels of Patan Municipality as well as Rural Municipality for the promotion of Pattal Bhumeshwor religious area.
Besides its religious, cultural and natural importance this region also has an adventurous scope. Paragliding has been tested here. The perfect blend of vegetation, water resources and caves around the temple makes this region more alluring for both visitors and pilgrims.
These days the number of visitors to this sacred region has increased significantly. The reason why such potential places always hide is due to less publicity by stakeholders and locals. With local’s initiation and active participation, the temple premises have a paved trail made up of local stones which goes amid the forest.
- Raula Kedar
Raula Kedar as the name indicates itself, Kedar is another name given to Lord Shiva. As the lord of Hills and Himalayas resides in the rolling hills of Nepal, Raula kedar also lies in Surnaya Rural Municipality of Baitadi district.
West along the Indo-Nepal Border separating Nepal and India with international boundary. The region around the Mahakali river has been a good business hub for Indian as well as Nepali people. It is usually seen that Indians are more attracted to goods available in Nepal’s region of Jhulaghat.
Besides, Tripura Sundari is also known as the name of Ransaini. Among the seven sisters were seven sisters of Goddess Bhagwati among which one and eldest one is the Ransaini. The word Ransaini is composed of two words ‘Ran' means rice husk and ‘Saini’ indicates Bhagwati. There are seven such temples of Bhagwati representing each sister inside Far Western Region.
According to the folklore, there is a myth which describes how the Tripura Sundari Bhagwati temple came to existence which is associated with ancestral generations of Thapas. It is believed that Goddess Bhagwati had come here to dwell from a distant place called Rodi and inside a ‘Daalo’, a homemade bucket to carry/store grains’ carried by a poor man. After that, there was an ‘aakaswani” (call from God via Sky) and goddess Bhagwati had settled here. Years later an old Brahmin couple (Pujara) on the way to their divine visit to India rest there and goddess Bhagwati appeared into their dream and told old Brahmin to marry a daughter of Guru. After that, the Temple was established and worshiped.
Nowadays, during Navaratri of Asoj and Chaitra, numerous followers come here to worship and so that their wishes come into existence.
We can reach as well as return here from Patan bajar within one day. It takes a few hours on wheels and we have to undergo the hike of 4/5 hours further. We have to hike steep uphill from Kedarmandu till the top where the God of hills,Raula Kedar dwells.
It was so fun reaching the top through the dense Rhododendron forest, narrow trails and most interestingly steep paths. And Of course! This divine destination of Raula Kedar is not for those faint-hearted ones. We must have an immense level of beliefs as well as courage to make it to the top.
In order to pay our holy visit to the top of Raula Kedar, one should be pure with his heart, body and should have cleansed body and he/she should not have consumed eggs, meats, and fishes for few days ahead of the trip. As the results of this belief, fewer visitors tend to reach there. But these days people are visiting Raula Kedar from different parts of India as well as from Nepal.
The 360 views offered here is total WOW! One must visit this amazing place at least once in a lifetime. The pristine nature and a hillock where the shrine is located stands at an altitude of 2600 meters from the sea-level.
According to the myths, a King from Paneru dynasty used to live their decades ago. He used to be a cruel ruler who wanted to feed on villagers' crops and fruits. Everything from crops to beautiful women, the villagers have to present to the King. In the course of time, a man from Mahara village got a call from God in his dreams and God had directed him to kill that demon like King. That very man implemented all the rules and ideas and killed him by climbing a rocky hill. After that, Raula Kedar was worshiped as God has taken holy steps for the welfare of villagers and well-being. Today, local people worship here seasonally as Raula Kedar had protected villagers from the cruel regime of Paneru King.
Another interesting thing regarding this holy hillock is that we have put off our shoes and slippers 15-20 minutes below the top. It is a tradition and basically a gesture as huge respect to Gods and Goddesses; there to walk for a few minutes with our bare feet to reach the holy premises. Our team from Nepal Calls You had hired two local boys as guides. These boys were awesome that they entertained us throughout our journey. From providing basic details and beliefs to singing local songs and saying Gajal they were adept at it.
If you fancy being in the hills and worshiping Lord Shiva in the tranquil as well as pristine environments amid the verdant vegetation and above the clouds, Raula Kedar is your must-visit destination.
- Tripura Sundari
The temple of Tripura Sundari is situated at Tripura, Dasharath Chand Municipality, Baitadi district in Far West of Nepal. It takes about 15 minutes of ride/drive from Baitadi headquarter, Gothalapaani. Devoted to goddess Durga, this blessed temple is one among the renowned temples in the western periphery of Nepal where devotees from both Nepal and India come to make their wishes come true with blessings.
Also, it is re-known for its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a gesture of faith, religion, culture, and tradition. When it comes to the construction of temple it is beautifully crafted in pagoda style and embellished with red colored marble tiles. It is accepted that red color indicates the signature of goddess Bhagwati. The current image of the temple is the result of renovation which was carried out by local peoples. Yes! Of course. This temple is a magnificent piece of art and religion, having immense potential of tourism within and outside the nation.
Legions of pilgrims pay a visit from different parts of India relatively more tourists from Nepal. This is because Jhulaghat, Indo-Nepal border lies just 4 kilometers away from the temple.The Mahakali river drifts from East to
- Ninagalsaini Temple
Ningalasaini temple, located roadside of Mahakali Highway in Dasharath Municipality of Dehimandu is also one of the most important holy premises in Baitadi district. Here at this temple, people worship goddesses Bhagwati by sacrificing different animals on several occasions. Each year, on two different occasions [Ashoj and Kartik Nawaraatri] hundreds of bulls and thousands of goats are sacrificed to the goddess, Ningalasaini as an offering, seeking her protection and blessings.
According to the locals and Hindu folklore, the goddesses had self-originated from the base of thin bamboo which is called as “Ningaalo” in Nepali dialect. It is also said that while cutting the bamboo, blood had appeared. After that weird incident and Aakashbaani temple was established and started to worship. Being originated from Ningalo the temple is named as Ninagalasaini. One can see pilgrims with both black as well as red Tika in the forehead. Ningalasaini temple is also considered as one of the oldest divine places in entire Far western region of Nepal. Along with Tripura Sundari, it is also considered as one of the eldest sisters residing in Far West.
Many locals, as well as people from India, gather here at Dehimandu on the occasion of Navaratri. People celebrate local Mela in New year as festively as our grand Dashain. In the blessed complex of Ningalasaini, we can see carving and scripts on the stone which belongs to the 6th and 7th century. Situated at an altitude of 1996 meters above the sea-level, this temple stands out as the artistic masterpiece of centuries-old.
- Melauli Bhagwati Temple
Far West Nepal entails many predominantly Hindu sacred sites and temples visited by the devout followers. We can see each temple is attached to a legend or myth, the belief which glorifies the miracle of its deities. There is saying especially in and around Far-west Nepal about seven sisters – seven temples of Bhagwati. Each temple indicates the Goddess Durga (Goddess of Power) in the different forms of their reincarnation. People have a strong inclination on Gods as one can fulfill his/her wishes by paying a visit to all these seven sisters.
Melauli Bhagwati, located in Melauli Municipality of Baitadi district, is known temple of the region. This temple was also related to the Deuki tradition, which has now extinct to fully. As a top of grassy land in Melauli Municipality, this temple is positioned at a small hillock offering a grand view of the hills and Himalayas.
FYI: Deukis were girls offered to Melauli Bhagwati in their early stage of life. That offering to Gods was a form of slavery and it was practiced for many centuries. Now, it is good news that it has been abolished fully decades ago.
Each year more than 1000 goats and buffaloes are sacrificed in Melauli Bhagawati Temple at Melauli on the occasion of Maha-Ashtami, the 8th of the 15-day long Bada Dashain festival.
Not only that, but religious rituals are also performed at the Dashain Ghars and armories and worships are offered to goddess Melauli Bhagwati at by offering sacrifices of different animals on this day.
As per the local mythology, centuries ago there used to live a caretaker of cows with its herd. One night he saw one of his cow giving milk to a stone. He realized that the stone has miraculous power to gain/attract milk towards itself. Then, immediately he planned to throw that very stone next to India's border and he carried it towards India. On his mission to get rid of that strange stone, he rested there (where: the temples was constructed later on). After resting a few hours, he tried to carry his load but the thing is that it didn't move an inch. That mystical stone decided to rest there for eternity. After some course of time, a plant of ‘Mel’ grew there. Hence, these days people worship Melauli Bhagwati as it has originated from Mel Plant.
This temple like other temples in Baitadi district hosts numerous local as well as international tourists throughout the year. People have immense belief as well as a huge inclination towards Bhagwati in Far West Nepal.
6) Ishwori Ganga Dham
The holy complex of Ishwori Ganga Dham is positioned in Dasharath Chand Municipality of Baitadi district which is approximate, more than 800 kilometers to the west of the capital, Kathmandu. We have a walk for an hour or simple ride 15 minutes of temporary motorable roads.
Honestly, Nepal Calls You would like to review this divine premises with five stars. Any human on Earth can be impressed as well as engaged with such vibes provided by this place. As the name gestures Ishwori Ganga, a small yet holy river flows from that region separating into two sides where the temple is located. Dham in Hindu religion represents a religious place where followers worship, offers prayers and light diyo,aarati etc.
Most importantly, here lies a cave in the rocky hills where Pujari (the senior worshipper) worships not every day but only on special occasion. Wearing slippers and shoes are strictly prohibited there. According to the insights of locals, they believed that the very cave is associated with another temple which is located atop of small hillock; few kilometers uphill from there. Few believe that one can reach up to the top via cave.
Unlike other shrines in and around Dev Bhoomi Baitadi, Ishwori Ganga Dhaam witnesses at least 2 to 5 marriage ceremony and other rituals in Hindu religion. People from far distant villages and even from India make it to this serene yet vibrant place in order to perform ceremonies.
Another thing we like to praise from Ishwori Ganga Dham is gregarious and development loving local people. They have managed to host at least 100 guests in the temple premise in the case of need. Pilgrims come here, do their rituals and even dwell there for a week. We don’t need to worry about our lodging and food, they have all managed it already.
Imagine, small rivulets drifting amid the jungle and it separates the complex of shrines in two halves. Guarded by statutes of Lord Shiva and other deities the tree of Pipal stands along with traditional and relatively smaller temples which makes this place more beautiful.
And last but not the least, the temple committee has also hosted saints and pujaris for the temple. They have employed a local man as the safeguard, to look after the temple. Yes! Indeed, like the temple committee of Ishwori Ganga Dhaam, people should be conscious regarding our history, religions, culture, and tradition. They have preserved it to the best.
So, if you are looking forward to visiting Nepal then Far West should not be missed. Instead, the list of religious destinations from Far West should dominate your itinerary. Because it is worthy.
7) Panchadewal Haat:
As the name suggests, Pancha means ‘five' dewal= ‘structure' this holy premises lies in Dasharathchand Municipality of Baitadi district, in the far-western periphery of Nepal.
We might have listened about temples and religious places which have been identified and constructed by humans especially by followers and pilgrims. But, Panchadewal Haat is not only unique with its structures and complex but also has been duly identified as “the temples constructed by God 5 Pandavas overnight”. Here we can see as the work has been done within one night, one dewal was not finished completely till the dawn hence they had left it unfurnished unlike other.
At this Haat, we can see strange types of vertical temples carved beautifully with stones and other paintings. We could see weapons and utensils which belonged to medieval period inside the temples. Not only that, it lies on a small hillock amid the community but the Haat is believed to be centuries old. There used to be a deep jungle according to the local folklore.
Also, these 5 dewals i.e. (temples) are guarded by Kaal Bhairab temple which is adjacent to both Panchadewal and the local human settlement. Also, dewals entail Chakra at the top of them which makes the premises more captivating.
Now local people are worshiping as well as care-taking Pancha Dewal Haat. Grand festive is organized here on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shiva Ratri, devoted to Lord Shiva, which is also more popular as ‘The Night of Shiva’.
Hence, while wandering around the Far West or traveling to Darchula we should visit this place, often called as temples built by Gods. Yeah! It seems so interesting more than it sounds weird.
8) Banarasi Dhaam
Banarasi Dhaam is located in Patan Municipality of Baitadi district. Dhaam means sacred places like temples where people worship and seek blessing from Gods and Goddesses. We have to take 30 minutes of course from Patan Municipality in order to visit this place.
As the name in Hindu religion incorporates it is the sacred place, this Dhaam sits on the bank of the holy river named Surnaya. Talking about Surnaya river, it is the holiest river of Nepal which has been already mentioned in several holy books, folklore, and stories of Hindu Granthas.
A narrow trails on the steep rocky hills which encompass with Surnaya river in our right and a canal for irrigation to our left when leaving for Banarasi Dhaam from Patan Municipality.
9) DOGADA KEDAR
Among the 4 Municipalities and 6 Rural Municipalities in Baitadi district, Dogada Kedar is among the six rural municipalities which shares its district's border with Darchula in Gokuleshwor.
As suggested by the name Dogada Kedar, (Kedar = alternative name given to Lord Shiva) this region was named after the name of Gods and Goddesses residing along the rugged trails and steep cliffs in Baitadi district.
Dogada Dham+Several Kedars = Dogada Kedar this is how is named. We can find dozens of signature religious hubs in this region which are located from the bank of the river via rolling hills to the highlands.
10) Khoslek Kedar
Being located at the trivial distance from Baitadi-Darchula highway, this holy shrines of Kedar is one of the most worshiped Kedar’s divine complex in entire Dogada Kedar.
One should climb a plastered path in order to reach here. Perched amid the deep woods and dark forests, Khoslek Kedar resides to guard and protect the human civilization in this region. Guarded by a cave which has several connections with other Kedar’s cave this temple seems to be mystical and strange at the same time.
As this is associated with Lord Shiva, Maha Sivaraatri is celebrated here with the grand fair. Also, nine nights of Durga in both Dashain [Asojh and Chaitra] legions of pilgrims visit this place.
FYI: Kedar or simply Lord Shiva, according to history, he used to live in the high hills as well as the Himalayas. Hence, all these shrines devoted to Shiva are located in the cliffs or rocky hills in Dogada Kedar too.
11) Dogada Dhaam:
Have you ever heard of a temple but not with a statue of Gods or Goddesses and most importantly with the random region to worship? Yes! You read it right. Towards the west portion of Dogada Kedar Rural Municipality, on the bank of Bhikkgada river lies a holy region: Dogada Dhaam in a slope, along the steeper terrain.
Another weird interesting thing is that this region has not been covered in photographs yet. Yeah! That is due to a belief and has a strong history. Pilgrims are recommended not to photograph even the direction where God resides. Only we can capture through our real human eyes.
Do you know? Humans' eye is 576.7 Megapixel.
Not only we have to click with the natural lens but also have to save it safely in our natural hard disk.
That's why one should visit at least once in their lifetime: to witness Dogada Dhaam. According to the myth, it is not allowed to capture the mystical region. Also, people are prohibited to construct a physical structure in the name of God. The thing is God needs no human interruption. He/she is okay with what they have.
People from India and Nepal, pay multiple days of sacred visit to these premises and stay for more than a week. As reported by local stakeholders, this is the perfect place to meditation where one can seek peace by balancing their body, mind, and soul.
Indeed, Baitadi district is easily accepted as the headquarter of all Shaktipeeths in entire Nepal. Inside, Baitadi itself, Dogada Dhaam is regarded as the " meeting point or headquarter of all Gods and Goddesses". Hence it is revered as the holiest nature spot in the entire Far West.
One can see followers especially Hindu people coming to this region and stay in tents, meditate and relax their disrupted soul. After dwelling in this secluded portion of Far West Nepal any wandering spirit on Earth will be rejuvenated for sure both mentally as well as spiritually.
12) Panjyu Naiya Dhaam:
To the west of Dogoada Kedar Rural Municipality, if we drive through Baitadi-Darchula Highway, we can reach Panjyu Naiya Dhaam just before reaching Gokule Bazaar, Darchula.
Located at the confluence of Chaulaani Khola and Chameliya river Panjyu Naiya Dhaam stands for decades witnesses human corpses being converted into ash every day. Panjyu Naiya Dham is considered as the God of dead souls called ‘Masan'. Unlike other shrines in and around Baitadi district, this is nestled amid the verdant vegetation and guarded by two ever flowing rivers.
When it comes to history, it is also related to a saint and a King from Paneru dynasty. Once upon a time, around the bank of the river, a saint was taking a bath. At the same time queen, wife of Paneru King, passed by the river where the saint was cleansing his body. Accidentally, few droplets of water from the bathing place had sprayed over queen which made her impure and the King was extremely angry that his rage killed that saint. Then, Panjyu Naiya Dhaam was originated as the God of dead souls and hence worshiped now especially in the night of Lord Shiva.
13) Bhumiraaj Mandir
Around 20-30 minutes of the downhill hike from Khojlek Bazar which lies on the Mahakali Highway, we can reach the holy premises of Bhumiraaj Mandir. Nestled among the sky-approaching trees and verdant vegetation, the temple of Bhumiraaj Mandir guards the entire generations of humans in and around the natural setting of Baitadi district.
According to the navigation or geographical address, this temple lies just to the opposite slope of mythical Dogada Dhaam which is located on the bank of Bhikgaad Khola. We could see people coming from distant villages to worship to this Bhumiraaj Dewata. For your information, these types of Gods and Goddesses dwell and roam around the hill region of Nepal.
14) Chanairaaj Mandir:
According to the Hindu Myths, Chanairaaj Dewata is the powerful one among their seven siblings who reside on the bank of the river. But, being the one and only powerful God, Chanairaaj lives on the higher section of hills near Mahakali Highway. We can reach this temple's surrounding within five minutes.
Local people and even from India people make a visit to Chanairaaj God in order to seek and get their life even more peace as well as prosperous. Followers of Chanairaj Dewata get to sit/worship inside Mandir up to few days and sometimes even a week, as a secluded program for the sake of their family and Gods. As Baitadi district is the headquarter of Shaktipeeth in the entire nation, it has hosted legions of gods and goddesses living in the sky, land and even beneath the planet Earth.
15) Sworgeni Pipal
The divine site of Sworgeni Pipal is situated from the 30 minutes of course from Patan Municipality of Baitadi district. On the bank of Surnaya, the holy river, mentioned in Saastras, Granthas there rests the Sworgeni Pipal.
As the heaven is called ‘Swarga’ in Nepali dialect and Pipal is taken as holy plant or tree it is composed of Sworgeni Pipal hence taken as divine. As per the saying by elderly people, the place where now is temple used be a cremation site of Hindus. Down on the bank was the cremation site where human bodies were fired till ashes, up was the arsenal of local ruler i.e. during 22-24 hundreds of smaller states in Nepal. It is believed that the King was disturbed by the site and he had demolished it.
After that incident, King chose the wrong track not only in his works but also in life he deviated. The actions and decisions by King have gone so wrong that people had to punish the king. Finally, the King was hanged to death as a result of public punishment. After that, one Sanyasi family, originally from Palpa was brought here before centuries-ago and offsprings are still residing here, worshiping the swargeni pipal in a daily fashion.
As this shrine is also duly devoted towards Lord Shiva, Mahashibaraatri is the night when the festivity dominates here. Unlike other temples, killing and slaughtering for animals in the name of religion is not allowed here.
16) Lateni Danda Baagh Mandir
Among several homes of deities in and around Baitadi district, Lateni Danda Baagh Mandir is way unique. Unique not only in the sense of its physical appearance and belief but with a moving Shiva Linga.
Inside the temple, there is a Shiva Linga which keeps on moving time and again. Hence the main worshiping region also gets move according to the location of Shiva Linga. Maharudra is the main god here in this temple. Legion of people from Doti, Dadheldhur, and Baitadi gather here on the auspicious occasion of Chaitra Panchami to Sakranti. Also, it hosts a grand as well as festive fair on the occasion of Ashoj Nawarata.
Unlike other temples of Bhagwati this temple doesn't entertain the slaughtering of animals in the name of God. We can pay a holy visit to this temple complex while heading from Dadheldhura to Baitadi as it resides on the roadside.
17) Udaydev Temple, Patan
Located in the tiny Nepal, Patan valley of Baitadi district, Udaydev temple stands among the sky-approaching pine trees and verdant vegetation. If we walk for a few minutes from Patan Airpot which is under construction, we can reach here.
The name was named after the King Udaydev had risen from here. Though it is the temple of Udaydev Siddhanath is revered as the primal God. As per the local folklore, King Udaydev has prayed for God (Siddnath or Shankar Bhagwan) and God became satisfied with the King. Afterward, King was granted with special divinity. Till the date even in few parts of Nepal and more in India, followers of Udaydev are residing with immense belief.
This place like other temples also entertains huge movement of pilgrims especially on the holy occasion of Maha Shivaratri, the night of Lord Shiva. Slaughtering animals for religion is not entertained here.
Honestly, if you are planning to visit Wild West this temple should be visited due to its holy aura and unique pagoda styled roofs. Temple, bells, sub-temples and other attributes including its periphery, make the temple full of religious vibes.
18) Siddhanath Mandir
Siddhanath Mandir is located in Patan valley of Baitadi district just adjacent to Udaydev Temple. As Siddhanth was the one who granted divinity to King Udhadeb, the holy region of Siddhanth is located inside a rounded wall and fences made up of stones and mud.
Only the Pujari, main worshipper can enter the fence not in ordinary days but in only a few special occasions. Normal people are allowed to pray from outside the fence.
19) Maharudra Mandir
A bit away from the Darchula-Baitadi highway, the holy place of Maharudra Bhagwan resides amid the grassy land accompanied by sky-piercing trees. Indeed, it is a secluded point which is too serene to visit as Lord Shiva always lived in the tranquil as well as rustic settings of the countryside.
Maharudra temple where Lord Shiva is revered as the main God lies in Patan Municipality ward no. 2 in Baitadi district. Among the Sorat Chhetra (Holy Hilly region in Baitadi), it is listed as one of the major Shaktipeeths.
According to local people, it enjoys a week-long festive fair or mela after the auspicious occasion of Bhai Teeka. Also, we have to walk a few minutes uphill in order to pray the God where actual worshiping ceremonies have occurred.
As reported by the folklore in and around, from the base of Mandir Shivanath a holy stone is taken inside this temple whose sizes varies with time. It may increase or decrease. Though we cannot predict we can see the stone.
Being surrounded by a fence of local stones and Hindu praying flags with Trishul the holy complex of Maharudra convinces any believing souls on Earth.
We have to be pure one week before visiting this temple. Fair or mela is organized annually.
20) Daanda Baagh Bhumiraaj
Also known as Jukepani Kedar Mandir, the divine region of Danda Baagh Bhumiraj temples lies 10 minutes below to the Khodpe-Bajhang highway in Baitadi district.
Being established a century ago this temple is situated in the verge of the sloppy jungle which is revered as holy by especially Bista families in western Nepal. Annually big mela and puja are organized here by showcasing local trends, culture, and traditions. According to local people, this is the ancestral holy places of Bista family. A long time ago one elderly man from Bista family had moved here solely to live and during his journey of life he got to know here is some kind of power of Gods. Hence, he established this holy region of Bhumiraaj which is nowadays prayed and taken care of by the Bista offspring.
As this temple is located in the serene settings of Baitadi district, it feels so divine to be here, be with gods and their holy environment.
The sacred temple of Durga Bhagwati Mandir is located in ward no. 4 of Patan Municipality, Baitadi. Among seven Bhagwati in entire Baitadi, Durga Bhagwati is one of them. And one interesting thing is that even though it is the temple of Bhagwati, sacrification of animals is not practiced here unlike other six temples.
This place is originally known as kudi, Dhakali which means the place where Gods live in the local dialect. Indeed, this land is full of Gods and Goddesses.
It is assumed that this temple was built after the successful meetings among several deities dwelling on the land and living in the sky.
It lies just beneath the belt where Pattal Bhumeshwor is located amid the deep jungle in Baitadi district. It is associated with both Raula Kedar and Pattal Bhumeshwor.
Normally, Puja is carried out on a daily basis. The month of Mangsir is taken as the holy month when it comes to the huge Mela or fair in this divine complex of Durga Bhagwati.
But only a few times the Puja has been successfully organized. This is due to the large population size of followers living in this territory. When one among the entire dies or born the puja can’t be carried out for at least two weeks according to Hindu religion.
22) Gwalek Kedar
23) Shighas Dhura
24) Shivanath Temple
25) Dilasaini Bhagwati