Dungeshwor Temple- Dailekh, Nepal

Dungeshwor Temple- Dailekh, Nepal

Dungeshwor Temple is one of the ancient Hindu temples located in the Dailekh district of far-western Nepal. There are two temples in Dungeshwor; Shideshwor Mahadev and Dungal Temple.  

This area is considered to be a place in the centre of five famous Panchkoshi, five in Dailekh district, according to the Ancient Holy flame myth and Vaishwankar Myth of Dailakh district. It's considered a mantle because of these diverse reasons.

Where is Dungeshwor Temple?

The temple is situated at the confluence of river Loohre and river Karnali, 544 meters from the sea level in Dailekh district of the Karnali Province. Dungeshwor Temple is located at Lower Dungeshwor, the highest elevated area in Dailkeh. 

This bridge is currently situated in the village of Naule Katuwal linked to the Municipality of Dullu. This campus here is located near the Karnali highway in the Karnali river and the turbulence of Larkakhola. The predecessor of this loop was famous with fascinating historical background.

Dailekh is called Lower Dhungeshwor and Upper Dhungeshwor for two points.

History Behind Dungeshwor Temple

According to legend, a Brahmin called Jyotikha Upadhyay had travelled every day from home, completing Panchali and Lohar Sangam in Panangli and Lohar, completing the Hindu rites and Santana and joining the cave.

He used to be involved in the worship and meditation of Shiva in this cave, chastisement, and after returning to his own home, he saw some disability in his hands.

While his health situation was deteriorating, due to the continuous religious rituals, he encountered a saint called Sagar Giri on the banks of the Karnali River in 1935. The Brahmin told Sagar Giri to pursue this devotion, though his illness could not be induced by it. 

The young man of Giri Thar, after accepting the Brahmin's request, brought the Shivaling, established the Dungeshwor temple and became the new lord of divine might. 

So devotees and kings along with temple security rendered Damaha, Slogan, and deity in the temple for worship. Thus the growth and popularity of the temple gradually began to increase.

Construction of Dungeshwor Temple

The sequence of worship and popularity of the temple began to take over the city. After some time, the two Dhungta sisters Ganga and Jamuna from the district of Achham came to Dailekh to worship the God of Dungeshwor Temple without marrying.

Seeing their involvement, Sagar Giri handed over the management of the temple to the two sisters for eternal life. Recognising the devotion of the sisters and their worship, the temple was named Devaki, which means Goddess.

Only then did the order for Devi's hands to worship was started in this temple. The attendees and the devotees to the temple began to increase year after year.

The then King Prithvi Narayan Shah subsequently picked up Damaha, Nagara and the symbol in this temple was taken to Hanuman Dhoka, Kathmandu and conquered by his gangs. 

The dormitory held in Hanumanhoka began itself at the time of worship at Sidheshwor Mahadev in the morning.

When the Damaha, Nagara and icon were restored to Sidheshwor Mahadev temple in 1960 BS gave two programs of optimism and the temple pillar. 

In this context, there was worshipping in the temple by a Kathmandu official who proposed to marry the Ganga and Jamuna. Devi Ganga made Siddheshwar Mahadev's temple if he had a provision to marry her officers, and the officer allied with the Ganga, upholding the vow. 

Similarly, one Nepa villager named Khatri married Jamuna in 1961 BS by promising to build Dhungel Mahadev temple. Following his pledge, Khatri also founded Dhungel Mahadev's temple. 

Saint Sagar Giri of this temple died in 1961 BS, and Narottam Giri carried on the tradition of worship and rituals of Sideshwor Temple. His father also recovered the cord of being a saint and then started.

Tradition of Dungeswhor Temple

There is a belief that the natural holy flame of this temple is connected to the navel's vessel, and any other sacred lights need to be fired. If failed, dishonour, drought, famine and hunger could be a reason to suffer.

Sidheshwor Mahadev's temple merely opens at Vijayadashmi's day. The temple is given legitimate offerings along with religious sounds and music from the day of significant degradation of Dashain (i.e. Ghatasathapana) and is immersed on Vijayadashmi Day.

The temple features a Shivaling. Likewise, the temple worships Trishula, axe, and sword as a symbol of Goddess Bhagwati.

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