Among the most ancient and holiest places of Nepal, It is very popular temple is situated at the top of a small hill inside a beautiful cave. The image of the god is inside the cave, which is full of natural beauty. It is also a kind of pride for the people living there it are also famous as other temples like the Pashupatinath and Lumbini etc. even internationally. Which lies in 4th remote hilly region and is believed to be in existence since 6000 years. It is popular among the Hindus as well as the Buddhists all over the world.
Haleshi Mahadev the place is not artificial creation it’s a gift of nature. There are 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 Haleswar Mahadev. In the second cave there is an image of Nandi. The cave knows Basaha Gupha. And there is an image of Bhairav an in the third cave. Among these three mysterious caves the first one with the image of Lord Shiva is the main part of the temple. There is a big Red Murti (Statue), which is worshiped as Gaura Pārbati. It is believed to be a joint image of Gauri and Parbati. This cave is in the depth At the bottom of the cave there is the image of Mahadev made of stone. It is about two and half feet long.
There is also statue ‘Linga’ of Mahadev, which is nearly two, and half feet high up from the ground but the base of the statue leads to the next cave through a small hole. It is called Basaha Gupha. The base of the statue is full of water; above the statue in the cliff there is an image of cows’ udder from which white drops fall on to the statue. It is believed that Kamadhenu (Cow in the heaven who can fulfill the desires wishes if asked) is worshipping the god by offering her milk.
Ghoptay-Dwar: Ghoptay-Dwar is a Nepali word which means downward facing door. It is located to the Northwest of the image of the god. People enter here from the South and come out of the North. It is about 9 feet long.
Janma -war: it’s an east of entrance It is Janma-Dwar, which means the birth door.
Pap-Dwar: to the East- South of the image of the God, it is called Pap-Dwar.
In this door people enter from the east and come out hardly from the West. People call who are the criminal people can’t passes from there they will auto luck there by the naturally Dharma-dwar: there is the Haleshwar Mahadev, There is a tradition of going in and coming out from that gap. This gap is called Dharma-Dwar. Swarga-Dwar: Swarga Dwar it looks really amazing if it is viewed from Yogya Shala, it is close to pap Dwar. Most People can’t reach there, that is cals point that people can reach swarga after death they can only cross that point, it may have been named Swarga-Dwar as Swarga in Nepali Means heaven where no people can reach and live in. There is a legend that people who are really religious can easily enter the four Dwars. But those who are not cannot enter any of these Dwars.
We believe this is only the place for the people all over the world to visit once in a life time and watch the historical, beautiful of nature cave, mysterious amazing and purely religious place where the people are traditionally rich in their culture also tourism. It is really a matter of pride to all of us.
1. Haleshi Mahadev
2. Basaha Gupha
3. Baraha Pokhari
4. Dodeshwor Mahadev
5. Chongkha Chandi