Bageshwori Temple is the Hindu temples in Nepal residing at the center of Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan , in Lumbini Province of Nepal. Nepalgunj is the biggest city in the mid-western development region. This Temple is related to goddess Bageshwori- a Durga. The temple area has another famous temple of Lord Shiva with a mustache known as JUNGE MAHADEV and there are several other smaller temples inside the temple area including a temple of Lord Buddha, statues of Lord Ganesha, a temple of Goddess Santoshi and the temple of Lord Hanuman.
History of Bageshwori Temple
it is believed to have been built after a group of yogis resting here on their way to Lord Pashupatinath in Kathmandu dreamed of Sati Devi (Wife of Lord Shiva) telling them that it was here that her tongue fell off and that it could be found inside a pit close by . The next day the yogis found the tongue of the goddess just as she’d described it. And later a temple was built in her honor . Today also it is said that one can see the tongue by paying definite tax for open view (khulla darsan) .
The Bageshwori pond is in front to temple which is also famous for devotees, especially for the reason that the temple of Lord Shiva with a mustache stands at the center of it.
All over the year, many devotees are reached here from Nepal and India and other countries also. Especially in the festival of Dashain, the temple receives a huge crowd of people wishing to pray to the goddess and offer animal sacrifices. During Dashain here is very long Line of devotees for worshiping and sacrifice goat, cock etc .
Shiva ratri, Teej, Magh sukla purnima on these festivals bageshwori temple gots crowds. The temple’s image can be seen in Nepalese one-rupees coins and postal stamps.
How to reach Bageshwori Temple
Bageshwori temple is in the center of Nepalgunj City. One can take bus to Nepalgunj Buspark from most of the major cities of Nepal. From Nepalgunj buspark you can easily get local auto rickshaw up to Temple. If you want to travel by air you can land to Nepalgunj airport from Tribhuwan International airport (TIA) domestic terminal, or from Pokhara international Airport, domestic terminal. From Nepalgunj airport you can easily get taxi to Temple.
Bageshwori Temple in google map