Bhairavi Temple & Deuaghat

Bhairavi temple 

The temple consecrated to Bhairava and Bhairavi (the deity representing Lord Shiva’s destructive force and his consort respectively) stands near Trishul-Gandaki of Nuwakot. The temple has two stories and is built in Nepali pagoda style. The image inside the temple and the pictures and carvings outside it have great significance. They cause reverence and invite admiration at the same time. Furthermore, the temple and the images installed in the vicinity are considered to have some kind of relation with Bhairava Bhairava sect that flourished in nepal around 7th and 8th century in spite of the fact that the temple gained its present architectural design and Shape in 1638 AD. after it was renovated by Laxmi Narsingh Malla. In addition the temple is known in the kingdom also because of erotic icons found in the vicinity.

Another comparatively smaller but significant temple consecrated to bhagvati stands nearly, in the south of Bhairava temple. this small but attractive temple contains a big image of Mahisasur Mardidni Bhagvati. 
Many devotees and tourists visit the place and the place witness a great commotion on the occasion of Devi jatra commencing on the eighth day of the bright lunar fortnight of Chitra. 


Deuaghat is the confluence of the rivers, Kali and Trishuli. This holy place is situated eight kilometers north of Bharatpur of Narayani Zone. The place is linked with Kathmandu by a high-way and the buses bound to Narayanghat can be found at the Central Bus Park, Kathmandu.

There are temples of Vishnu, Shiva and Chakreshwori Mahadev (one of the many forms of Lord Shiva). Many religious tires are performed in the place and a large number of devotees congregated in the place to take both in the holy rivers on the occasion of Maghe Sankranti. 

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This Article and upcoming posts are extracted from the book, TOURIST INFORMATION DIRECTORY, 1997. by my Late Father Journalist, Sociologist & Anthropologists, Er. Ramesh Chandra Bandhu Bhattarai.


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