Palanchowk Bhagawati is one of the most beautiful and most important Goddess images in
Palanchowk hill as seen from Dhulikhel, Khawa
The district –Kavre Palanchowk– is named after the Goddess. It is 58 km east from
Highway vendors in Dhulikhel, Khawa
Picnic preparation in Palanchowk (left) and girl (right) carrying a male chicken for sacrifice offering to Goddess Palanchowk Bhagawati.
Man looking through the window in Planchowk, Sathi-Ghare.
A nearby village Sathi-Ghare in Palanchowk.
Kalika temple of Sathi-Ghare.
Sel-Roti for breakfast is quite popular.
Street restaurants offer variety of traditional foods.
Panchkhal valley as seen from Palanchowk.
There is a story about how this temple built during Lichhavi King Man Deva. It is said that the Buchakot people dreamt that Goddes Bhagawati asked them to take her to the north of the place. While they were taking her to the north with great respect, they spent a night at the present temple area. The next morning they could not lift the idol off the place and they built the temple there.
Hokse village on the way to Palanchowk.
Mt. Langtang (left) and kids playing in Palanchowk. Mt. Gaurishanker in the background.
Old lady of Sathi-Ghare village.
Phurbi Gyaltzo range as seen from Palanchowk.
An artistic view of potato farming on the way to Dolalgha.
Kids selling beers to picnic goers on the bank of Indrawati river in Dolalghat.
Dolalghat is one of the starting points of Sunkoshi river rafting considered as one of the world’s top 10 classic river journeys.
Goddess Palanchowk Bhagawati.
All pics by Rajesh KC