Tripurasundari Temple in Dolpa: A hallowed place of devotion and peace


Located in the Tripurasundari municipality of Dolpa district, the religious tourism area of Tripurasundari is a serene and geographically isolated destination. With its unique temple and surrounding natural beauty, this place offers a captivating experience for pilgrims and tourists alike. Established in AD 1114, the Tripurasundari Temple stands as a testament to ancient architecture and spiritual significance. Let’s delve into this remarkable place’s history, religious and cultural significance, and tourist potential.


History of Tripura Sundari

In ancient times, there was a palace of Bikram Shahi Maharaj in Kot Gadhi of Tripurakot gavis of Dolpa. Shahi kept 14 house Bistas of this Kot Gadhi as his Qazis. The place where the temple is now was the palace of the king. There was a threshing floor near that palace. Paddy was threshed in Okhal.

While threshing the paddy, suddenly a strange activity started to be seen in this okhal. Sometimes, if you thresh four parts of rice, you get eight parts of rice, and sometimes if you grind two parts of rice, you get two manas of rice. After such amazing events, the cousins of Minister Bista told their cousins.

When the Qazis learned about this, they told their king Vikram Shahi. When Shahi came to know about such a surprise, he immediately called his subjects and expressed his intention to excavate Okhal. The king and the people were eager to see what was so strange under Okhal. As advised, from the next morning, all the villagers were called and made to excavate the okhal.

Hundreds of people were employed in the excavation. Okhal could not be removed even in the evening, only a few were left. Everyone was tired. The entire team returned home with the condition that the remaining work would be completed tomorrow. The next morning, when they came to excavate the Okhal early, everyone was surprised to see that it was not excavated like the Okhal zinc. The king called thousands of people from different villages and made them work day and night to excavate the okhal.

After trying for two consecutive days, Okhal was taken out. Strange scenes were seen inside that amazing oak. On the bottom of the okhal there was a copper odan, on the oedan there was a copper plate with ghee on it, a hexagonal device on the plate, a kundes on it and the nine sisters of Navadurga Bhagwati were seen in it. While digging, the tip of the awl hit the copper hexagon writing instrument. Khanne Kazi fainted.

The goddesses in the form of butterflies flew and settled in different places. The goddesses are known as Bageshwari of Banke, Kanika Sundari of Jumla, Khairbang of Salyan, Ransaini Tripureshwari of Baitadi, Badimalika of Bajura and others. The remaining four sisters, Devi, Bala, Tripura, and Sundari are seated in Tripurasundari in Dolpa. The four seated goddesses are famous as Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, and Mahasaraswati. Since ancient times, Newpane caste priests have been offering prayers in this temple. Religious and cultural significance

To the west of this temple is the Tamravani River, to the north Mukuteshwar Himal, to the south Bhairavi Ganga, and other famous places of pilgrimage, this temple is located in the middle of Thakura. Bhairava temple is also located at a distance of five minutes from Tripurasundari temple.

There are not many idols here. The presented natural rock is covered with mud. This idol is worshipped. There is also regular worship. There is a special puja on Dashain, and a fair is held.

The place or temple of Tripurasundari has been a recognized ‘peeth’ since ancient times. Along with the flat patipauwa is a Yagyasala on the south side. Havan-poojan is performed here. There is also a fire pit for performing homa.

This temple is the main Shaktipeeth among the temples of Tripura Sundari Devi in Nepal. This temple is more important as it is the birthplace of Tripura Sundari Devi, the place where Sati Devi’s Kandyula fell, and also the origin of Dasha Mahavidya.

Historical and mythological beliefs

As mentioned in Sri Swasthani, this is the Shaktipeeth where Sati Devi’s limbs (back) fell. It is believed that Megh, the god of rain in this area, performed penance during the extreme drought and that rain would fall if he performed the puja. There is a legend that Bhairaveshwar Mahadev was born as a form of Shakti after the fall of Sati Devi’s limbs.

There is a legend that during the unification of the Baise Chaubise (22-24) state of Nepal, when Bahadur Shah’s team reached the town of Dolpa via Mustang, there was no bridge over the Bandar Phadka River, after vowing to offer Tripurasundari as a guthi, the bridge was built and the nine states of Dolpa were united.

It is a place of pilgrimage which is considered an adorable and worshipful place in the district. People have deep faith in Tripurasundari Mai’s directness. It is considered beneficial to do worship and darshan here.

Natural beauty

The exterior structure of Tripurasundari temple in Dolpa and the view from here are very attractive and enticing. The view of the villages, mountains, mountains, and rivers seen from the temple is the main choice of the devotees after worship. Such a scene seen after reaching the temple attracts the heart of anyone who reaches the temple. The view of the villages, mountains, mountains, and rivers seen from the temple is the main choice of the devotees after worship.

Touristic importance

Untouched by the national road network, Dolpa district is a suitable place to visit all twelve months. Only Tripurasundari Tourism has been selected as a tourist destination. Built in the ancient style, the temple has become the main destination of the country’s prime minister, minister, ambassador, head of security agencies, and high-ranking personalities.


From here, the big Bheri River in the shape of a Nagbelly can be seen, Mukuteshwar, Kagmara and other mountains decorated with snow can be seen across the temple, Urath Nanga Dandapakha, which seems to stick to the eyes. Fertile paddies connected to the land where the temple is located, crops like rice, corn, wheat, barley, and shaded settlements like Rangichangi, etc. are the external attractions of Tripurasundari temple.

Tourist potential

Tripurakot Homestay Tripurasundari Municipality-1 Dolpa, Charka Tangsong Rural Municipality Kagkot Homestay and Tripurasundari Bagar Homestay Tripurasundari-1 Bagar this year because the homestay is going to be operated in order to generate income and income from tourists equally in the community and raise the standard of living of the local residents and because of the religious and natural beauty of this temple. The tourism potential is good.

How to reach Tripura Sundari?

The temple of ‘Bala Tripurasundari’ is located at Tripurakot Kaigaon, about 19 Miles from Doone, the district headquarters of Karnali zone. To reach Dolpa, you have to board a ship from Nepalganj and get off at Jufal Airport, but you can also use the road route. It can be reached in 2 days. It can be reached here in 1 day from Jumla headquarters.

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