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Guhyeshwari Temple

Significance

Significance


Guhyeshwari Temple (Nepali: गुह्येश्वरी मन्दिर), also spelled  Guheswari  or Guhjeshwari, is one of the revered holy temples in Kathmandu, Nepal. This temple is dedicated to Adi Shakti. The temple is a Shakti Peetha near to the Pashupatinath Temple.

It is said that this temple is the Shakti chair of Pasupanath Temple. King Pratap Malla built this temple in the 17th century. The goddess is also called Guhyekali.

It is the main temple, dedicated to Guhyeshwari, It is an important pilgrimage destination for general Hindu and especially for Tantric worshipers.

Here, both the knees of Sati had fallen, she is in the form of Devi Mahashira and Kapali appears as Vairabh. This Tiple lies on the bank of Bagmati River, near to Pashupatinath Tiple, entry is banned to all except Hindus.

Guhyeshwari was built by King Pratap Malla in the 17th century and the tiple, standing in a paved courtyard surrounded by Dharmashala's (pilgrims rest houses).

During the Navrathri festival the King of Nepal accompanied by his families worships here after talking a holy bath in the river Bagmati. There are many believes related to the templeIt is believed that if a marriage take place in the Guhyeshwari temple, the couples will be soul mates for another 6 birth.

Sati (goddess) married Shiva, and was reborn as Parvati on her next birth.Women worship in Guhyeshwari Temple to improve health of their husband.Worship done here leads to victory over enemies.


About

About


Guhyeshwari Temple (Nepali:गुह्येश्वरी मन्दिर), also spelled Guheswari or Guhjeshwari, is one of the revered holy temples in Kathmandu, Nepal. This temple is dedicated to Adi Shakti.

This refers to the popular legend where Shiva distressed was carrying the corpse of Devi Sati and Vishu annihilated it with his Sudarshan Chakra.

Shiva later declared the 51 such places where Devi Sati's body parts fell to be worshipped as the Shakti Peethas and meditated at all these places as various forms of Bhairavas.

The place where Devi Sati's knees fell is Guheswari in Kathmandu. In Nepal the form of Shakti is Mahashira and the form of Bhairava is Kapali. King Pratap Malla built this temple in the 17th century.

The temple name originates from guhya (cave) and ishwari (goddess). Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter this temple.Guheswari Temple is located near Pashupatinath Temple. It represents female force.

The famous Temple of Guheswori lies about a km east of. Guheswori temple is located at the left bank of the Bagamati river.Guheswori temple belongs to female energy force and it goddess temple is most power full TANTRA peeth as it is built above seventeen SAMSAN (CREMATION GROUND).

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


Do:

  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.

Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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