Taplejung / Pathivara Devi temple is a famous pilgrimage place in the Taplejung district. This is the most popular Shakti Peetha in Nepal. The Pathivara Devi temple is an important religious place for Hindus and Buddhists. It is at a height of 12,000 feet in the Taplejung district. This pilgrimage site of Pathivara, the goddess of faith and purity, is located at 19.4km away from the headquarters of Taplejung district, Fungling. Located northeast at a height of 3,794m.
It is only a day walk from Fungling Market. This temple is frequented by devotees throughout the year. The goddess’s name is called ‘Pathivara Devi’, with its beautiful, adorable shape as the Annapurna Path. The local Limbu communities of Taplejung called the Pathibhara as “Mukumlung”. Their language “MUKU” means power or force, “Malung” means plant or source. so Pathibhara Devi is the source of power/ god power.
Genealogy and Genealogy of Genesis
There are many festivals and genres related to the origin of the Pathivara Devi. It is said in ancient times, shepherds in Pithibhara had kept their flocks of sheep in Pathibhara Devi. One day suddenly seeing the unexpected, the herds of sheep are disappeared. In such an unimaginable event, the Goddess gave a vision to the stunned and bewildered shepherds, instructing them to worship by thinking like Pathibhara Devi’s origins and motifs with sacrificing of one sheep.
the shepherds made a statue of the goddess and sacrificed a lamb by offering devotional worship at the Goddess-shaped statue. immediately sacrificed a sheep, the hundreds of lost sheep that had appeared in the same place as before, The blood of the sacrificial lambs falling to the floor disappeared as water lost in the sand.
Seeing this, the shepherds cheered the goddess with joy and wonder. It is worth remembering that hundreds of sheep, goats, and herds are sacrificed daily to the Pathibhara Goddess these days. But at the sacrificed place, any visitors can see the blood had lost on the floor, they can directly experience and observation. In view of the number of sacrifices offered to the goddess, a pool of blood was to be collected here, but it was not. That is why it is believed that the blood-goddess Pathibhara accepts the sacrifices offered by devotees affectionately.
Today, the glory of Goddess Pathibhara, belief and belief in the goddess has reached beyond the boundaries of the village, district, and country. As a result, thousands of devout devotees from all over the country and abroad continue to visit the deity.
Attractions of Pathivara Devi
- Pathibhara Temple
- wildlife, birds and different plants
- Kanchanjunga range
- Explore the Limbu Culture of the Nepalese Himalayas.
- view of Mt. Kanchenjunga
- Subtropical forests and Low river valley