PATHIBHARA DEVI TEMPLE

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Pathibhara Devi temple is located on the hill of Taplejung district. This temple is also known as the holy place for Limbu and Hindu people. It is believed that a pilgrimage to the temple ensures the fulfilment of the prayer wishes. The prayer offers animal sacrifices, gold and silver to please the Goddess. This temple has its own history between local shepherd and the Pathibhara Devi. People believe that the Goddess of Pathibhara will fulfil the desire of her devotees like sons for those without and wealth for the poor. Worshippers from different parts of Nepal and alsol from the India visit temple during special occasions, as it is believed that a pilgrimage to the temple ensures the fulfilment of all prayers.

           It is believed that the local people of that area lost their sheep while grazing in the same place where the temple of Pathibhara Devi stands. That poor people had a dream in which the goddess said them to give a sacrifice of sheep and build a temple in her honour. And when they did as the goddess ordered and sacrifices was offered to her, the lost sheep returned back to the place. From this day, the ritual of offering sacrifices inside the temple was started. Local Limbus worships it as a place of power and purity. No matter how old the devotees, they are all guided by devotion to undertake the steep all-day climb up from the road.

Pathibhara hill is fully covered by the natural beauties, such as water-fall, ponds, mountains which are covered with white snow on the top, green and dense forest with different kinds of wildlife, birds, flowers and butterflies. This place is also known as natural view tower because we can see many the highest peak of the world; Mt. Everest and as well many other mountains like Lhotse, Choyu, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, etc. Also we can see the different district of Eastern Nepal like Tehrathum, Sankhuwasabha, Solukhumbu and also some parts of Sikkim and West Bengal of India. We can take the full advantage of the natural beauties from this hill. This place is also good for trekking. The climate of this place is really windy and cold. There are also some hotels for the visitors and tourists. Due to the lack of road ways, people have to walk more than 5 hours to reach the top. So that people can take the full advantages of the nature from the starting point. The view of beautiful mountains and gorges formed by the silver-shining mountain range in the north is breath-taking. The cool-air which passes through your ears and touches your face makes you relief and wash-away all the pain and tiredness of trekking.

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