Palanchowk Bhagawati, Nepal - Temple

Temple, Mountaineering

Palanchowk Bhagawati is one of the most stunning and most imperative Goddess images in Nepal, three feet tall gauzily engraved on black stone and festooned with charms. Many pilgrims’ stopover the temple particularly on Tuesday and Saturday and animal sacrificing are also offered to the Goddess. During great Dasain festival period, people from all over make a pilgrimage to Palanchowk Bhagawati. The district -Kavre Palanchowk- is hence named after the Goddess. It is 58 km east from Kathmandu, a two hours mountainous drive on the Araniko Highway. This historic temple is situated at a summit. It is assumed that the Palanchowk Bhagawati,Naxal Bhagawati (in Kathmandu) and Shobha Bhagawati (in Kathmandu) are sisters and Palanchowk Bhagawati is the eldest amongst them.

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