Palanchowk Bhagawati

Posted in Travel & Places at 7:48 pm by www.PHALANO.com

By Rajesh KC

Palanchowk Bhagawati is one of the most beautiful and most important Goddess images in Nepal, a three feet tall finely carved on black stone and decked with Jewelry. Many pilgrims visit the temple especially on Tuesday and Saturday and animal sacrificing are also offered to the Goddess. During great Dasain festival season, people from all over make a pilgrimage to Palanchowk Bhagawati.

Palanchowk hill as seen from Dhulikhel, Khawa

Dhulikhel, Khawa

The district –Kavre Palanchowk– is named after the Goddess. It is 58 km east from Kathmandu, a two hours hilly drive on the Araniko Highway. This historic temple is located at a hilltop. It is believed that the Palanchowk Bhagawati, Naxal Bhagawati (in Kathmandu) and Shobha Bhagawati (in Kathmandu) are sisters and Palanchowk Bhagawati is the eldest among them. And all three idols were made by same sculptor.

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


  1. Sonam Lama said,

    March 31, 2008 at 11:59 am

    nice and cool pictures of Palanchowk Bhagawati and around ..Good job .Keep it up good work.

  2. Govinda Thapa,kathmandu said,

    April 1, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Roses are red
    Hindus are brown
    that’s my race
    so don’t put it down!!
    My hindu pride
    I will not hide
    My hindu race
    I will not disgrace
    My hindu blood
    flows hot & true
    My hindu peeps
    I will stand by you
    thru thick & thin
    till the day we die
    Our Hindi flag
    Always stands high
    I yell this poem
    Louder than all the rest.
    cuz every 1 knows
    hindu Pride in my mind
    hindu BLOOD is my kind
    So step aside and let me through
    Cuz its all about the hindu crew
    Life sucks and then u die
    but if your hindu
    You die with good ass HINDI

  3. Ashok1956,US said,

    April 10, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Awesome job. Congratulation for posting the picture of one of the most popular Goddess of the Nepal int the eve of the CA election. I hope and wish that Mata Planchowk Bhagwati will provide Sadbuddi to all the politician of the Nepal. With that Sadbuddi to the elected representatives of the CA election, Nepal will keep moving forward on the path of democracy and which will last very very long.

  4. sydney australia said,

    April 11, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    hey i love it place more hindu goddesses

  5. nepali said,

    April 16, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    sabai lai sukha hos sabai ko jaya hos hasun dharati mata ye hamra dui hata le subha karma gari rahun ye hanra dui kan le subha sabda suni rahun
    we wish allthe best to the world as a whole

  6. bishnu hari niure(chennai)india said,

    April 17, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    derai ramro lagyo.yo thasbirharu. sansarbhari chariyera raheka sampurna nepaliharuma yo naya barsa(2065)ko uplakchema mangalamaya subkamna.mero tharfabhat.

  7. Deep Adhikari,Kathmandu said,

    April 27, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Nice job.May Goddess Palanchowk Bhagavati bless us. She is the symbol of power. Every Nepali and their prosperous depend upon her mercy. Your job not only cultural,but a brave step familiarising our religious and cultural values in and abroad. Please go on .Thank you.

  8. bidur rana +sunita lama said,

    May 4, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Whole pictures are so nice and beautiful. Everybody will be crazy ,greedy and passive to see these picture of kavre palanchok. thanks for this nice picture to Rajesh k.c……….

  9. Krishna Sedhai, Palanchowk Valley said,

    May 23, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Thank you a lot Rajesh Ji for publishing these nice photoes. Palanchowk is my birth place when I remembered my childhood, first, I ‘ll try to return this places and if not possible, I’ll see these pictures for self satisfaction.

  10. rasmita goldcoast said,

    May 27, 2008 at 9:03 am

    we all are proud to be the part of nepal,
    sadha bhawan ma mann rahosh
    bidesh mabhaya pani nepal ko yasto nano anubhab garna payako ka thanx for the people who did that
    tahnx a lot

  11. Ramsharan,Tx,USA said,

    May 28, 2008 at 5:24 am

    Beautiful pictures !!!!! i love Kavreplanchok cause i lived a lot of time there in my childhood, it was my native place. Good job !!!!! thank you so much n God planchok bhagawati bless you. Keep it up………………

  12. Avinit Sijapati said,

    May 30, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Jay Mata Palanchowk Bhagwati.

  13. Hkadk/Sydney said,

    June 5, 2008 at 3:00 am

    thanks for these beautiful photos of Palanchowk Bhagawati and its surroundings, but pictures are small it should be larger atleast 1024×768 resolution while double clicking, still its a great work and thanks to phalano.com.
    I used to go there a lot while I was in Nepal now i miss those days, place everything.

  14. saman ranjit-dhulikhel-7 said,

    June 11, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    thanks for photos of palanchowk bhagawati i like me

  15. Khadga Man , USA said,

    June 18, 2008 at 5:00 am

    Thank you for keeping nice photos of Palanchoki Bhagabati Mai and its surroundings. They are really great pictures to show pictures of home district to my forein friends and to introduce other natural beaty. Thanks a lot to you.

    Khadga Man, Kavre(permanent), USA( teporary).

  16. tejendra,iraq june29,2008at12am said,

    June 29, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks You for keeping nice photos of palanchoki bhagabati mai it is surrounding.the wold is like a mirror frown at it and it frown at you smile and it smile at you.

    Tejendra Ayer,iraq AFFES PX\BX

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