Among the most ancient and holiest places of Nepal, Halesi Mahadev is very popular as The Pashupatinath of the eastern Nepal. It is situated in the hilly region of the country in between the holy rivers Dudh Koshi to the right and Sunkoshi to the left. The temple is situated at the top of a small hill inside a beautiful cave. There lie other numerous small beautiful caves too. Importance. Here, the image of the god is inside the cave, which is full of natural beauty. Inside the cave is dark and there are bats flying here and there. It is also a kind of pride for the people living there, as it is as famous as other temples like the Pashupatinath, the Lumbini etc. even internationally. It is the natural cave, which lies in the 4th remote hilly region and is believed to be in existence since 6000 years. It is the place full of natural beauty and cultural inheritance. It is popular among the Hindus as well as the Buddhists all over the world.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu meet the guide at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight.
Day 2: Kathmandu AM Breakfast, afternoon Kathmandu city sightseeing place to visit - Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Budhanilkantha Swayambhu Nath stupa (Monkey's temple) Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square with Krishna Temple overnight
Day 3: Kathmandu- LamidandaDeparture to Lamidanda by Air, Arrive Lamidnada walk to Halesi 5 hrs, transfer to Lodge. Overnight.
Day 4: Halesi Mahadev Temple sightseeing Visit to Halesi Mahadev Temple, Halesi Cave & Many more places 4 hrs, walk back to Lamidanda 5 hrs and transfer to Hotel. Overnight
Day 5: Lamidanda-Kathmandu AM Breakfast, fly Back to Katmandu, and transfer to Hotel, Overnight.
Day 6: AM breakfast, Departure to onward destination.
There are three mysterious caves, which are believed to be the three eyes of Lord Shiva. As we see in the first cave, we see an image of lord Shiva which is called as Haleshwar Mahadev. In the second cave, there is an image of Nandi.
Haleshi temple is situated in the Khotang district of eastern Nepal. This is a small hilly area full of natural beauty. The location of the place itself is beautiful.On the other hand, the beautiful and mysterious natural caves; full of different natural images, look as if the stone carving artist have done it carefully taking a lot of time. Here, the images are all inside the caves which themselves are mysterious.
Worship & Festivals
Lord Vishnu was the first ever devotee to pay homage to the Haleshi Mahadeva in the Satya Yuga, the golden age where as Balaram did in the third age called Dwapar Yuga. Afterward, many kings, sages, devotees, philosophers, thinkers, hermits, abbots, ascetics and Shankaracharya have been paying homage to this sacred place.
During the homage hours, kettledrum, cymbal, clarinet etc, there is a custom of performing special ceremonial rites of the Haleshor Mahadeva during some festivals such as Bala Chaturdashi, Shiva Ratri, Ram Nawami, and Teej etc. In between, devotees perform various other religious performances like fire sacrifice and recitals of the Rudri, the Chandi and the Vedas, our religious epics, burning of 10 million holy threads and offering millions of wood apple leaves etc. The Haleshwor Mahadeva is taken as the god of fulfilling wishes and giving boons to the real devotees. So devotees vow solemnly and act accordingly as their wishes have been fulfilled.We believe this is only the place for the people all over the world to visit once in a life time and watch the beautiful, mysterious amazing and purely religious place where the people are traditionally rich in their culture. It is really a matter of pride to all of us.
How to go there
Halesi Mahadev Temple is lies in the Khotang district eastern part of Nepal. There is flight service from Kathmandu to Lamidanda but the flight service are not regular, about 3 times a week to Lamidanda, After Lamidanda there is trekking route to Halesi Mahadev temple, it takes time 5-6 hours by walk. There is Helipad nearby Halesi mahadev temple, as same day we can visit Halesi Mahadev temple by private Helicopter. It takes time 2 hours from Kathmandu to Halesi to Kathmandu.
And there is regular bus service from Kathmandu to Kotari. There is unpaved way from Kotari to Ghurmi, where we can go by jeep or local rented vehicle. After Ghurmi to Halesi there is not road,
- Trip Duration : 6 Days
- Start - End : Kathmandu - Lamidanda
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- Difficulty : Easy
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- Activity : Tour
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