Pathivara Mata Temple Nepal – Known as the Goddess of Desires

Pathivara Mata Temple

 Do you ever believe in heaven on earth? Well, Pathivara Mata Temple peripheral will make you feel like heaven.

Pathivara temple visit is the best tour if you are a travel dreamer. Moreover, this travel destination has great importance among the Hindu people. You can travel with your family members, friends, and the group.
It is a known fact that Nepal is a country of temples, with thousands of temples in each footstep. Among them is the Pathivara temple, which is significant in eastern Nepal.

Pathivara  Mata temple is located on the hill of the Taplejung district. It is recognized as the most significant Hindu temple of Goddess Pathivara. Not only this, but it is also considered the holy place of Kirants. Pilgrims from different parts of Nepal and India influxed here during unique festivals. It is believed that the worshiper’s wishes and desires will be fulfilled after visiting there.


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    This Temple lies at 37,94 m(12,444 ft) east of the Phungling municipality. Pathivara Mata temple is about 19.4 km east of the Phungling Bazar, the famous Bazar of Taplejung district. The pilgrims offer sacrifices of the offering of various animals to please the Goddess. Besides this, they also offer gold, silver, and many other materials to the Goddess Pathivara.

    Pathivara Mata Temple

    It lies in Tapethol and Phawakhola VDC.

    Pathivara Mata temple lies at the junction of Limkhim, Tapethol, and Phawakhola VDC. It takes around 5- 6 hours to walk from Suketar to Pathivara. If you wish to go to Pathivara Mata temple from Kathmandu, ensure you have enough time, as it takes a week-long trek to reach Pathivara temple. Otherwise, there is an optional choice of Kathmandu to Suketar flight for those who have a limited period.
    Interestingly, it is also known as the Temple and has a list of devotees, including the ex-Royal family of Nepal. Besides visiting a holy place, this place can be the top and best destination for trekkers. This week-long trek involves passes through the ethnic villages of Taplejung. You can have a beautiful cultural trek in this region, Limbu.

    The surroundings here are no less than heaven. You can also see the waterfall at Sawa, which lies behind the Temple. Other than that, visiting Timbung near the Temple is also advisable.
    The Pathivara Mata temple is the most sacred place where Mata Pathivara dwells. Every year more than hundreds of thousands of visitors influxed here.

    Hindu and Buddhist people mainly visit here. March to June and September to November are the best seasons. At this time, the weather will be clear and favorable for an excellent trip. The sparkling Himalayas, such as Mount Kanchenjunga and Mount Kumbakarna, will surround you.

    Pathivara Mata Temple

    Major Attractions in Pathivara Temple:

     

    • Pathivara Mata temple is known as the Goddess of Desires, as worshippers’ wishes are fulfilled after visiting it.
    • Incredibly panoramic Mountain vistas will surround you.
    • Lying at 3800 meters, this place is the best viewpoint.
    • Visitors can also visit the famous monasteries in Olangchung Gola and Lungchung.
    • The beautiful view of the waterfall at Sawa and the pond of the Timbung are the significant highlights of this trip during autumn and spring.
    • Not only this, but the forest ecosystem along the trekking trail would also melt your heart.
    • The trekking trail offers a spectacular view of the diverse wildlife, varieties of birds, beautiful flowers, and butterflies. You can directly see the whole of Kanchenjunga (the third highest mountain in the world)lying in the periphery of Pathivara Mata temple.


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      The history behind the Pathivara Mata  temple:

      People greatly believe in Goddess as she possesses supernatural powers to fulfill devotee’s wishes. She exhibits the Goddess Durga, who is also known as Kali, Chandi, Maha Maya, Maha Rudri, etc. She was talking about the history of this significant Temple.

      The history tells the story of local shepherds losing hundreds of their sheep. At the same place where the Temple stands today, hundreds of sheep were lost while grazing. Then, the worried shepherds got a dream in which the Goddess urged them to carry out the formalized detriment of the sheep. Also, she suggests building a memorial in her honor. Magically, after offering the sacrifice, all lost herds suddenly returned.

      This is the reason why the ritual of offering the sacrifices of animals developed. The story of the lost sheep gave birth to the ritual of presenting the sacrifices of an animal. Nevertheless, the Pathibhara Mata temple evolved from devotees pleasing the Goddess with simple and selfless acts of kindness and prayer and offering animal sacrifices. The actual meaning of sacrifice in Hinduism depicts the sacrifice of the ego and greed of the person.

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      Day to Day Itinerary for Pathivara Mata Temple tour

      Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
      The first day of your trip includes your arrival in Kathmandu from your Home country for your Pathivara Mata temple tour. Our office representative will receive it at TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport). They will greet you and take you to the luxurious hotel. After reaching there, you will have some refreshments and a short trip orientation. You can stroll around Kathmandu’s famous and colorful city in the evening.
      Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

      Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu
      The second day of the trip starts with a delightful breakfast. Today, you will be visiting some of the famous places in Kathmandu. You can see the Pashupatinath temple (the most significant Hindu temple of Lord Shiva), Swyambunath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, etc. This will be the short rehearsal of the long trek journey. After that, you will be peddropped back at the hotel overnight.

      Day 3: Travel to Kakarvitta, Jhapa

      Have an early morning breakfast at the KTM Hotel. After breakfast, your Kathmandu to Jhapa trip starts in a private vehicle. If you have a short period, you can opt for an alternative flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur, Jhapa.
      After reaching there, our representative will receive you at the guest house at Kakarvitta, Jhapa. They will welcome you and ensure a comfortable stay at the hotel.
      Have some rest and have a delightful dinner at night.
      Overnight at Kakarvitta, Jhapa, Nepal

      Day 4: Day tour and sightseeing in Kakarvitta town
      Start your day with an early breakfast for our Pathivara Mata temple tour. Today is the day to visit Krishna Thumki, Mini Mountain, which lies nearly 6 kilometers northeast of Kakarvitta town. After the beautiful sightseeing, get back to the hotel and have Lunch. Afterward, you will be driving from Jhapa to Illam. You can have a beautiful view of the Jamunkhadi, Arjundhara, and Kanyam Chiyabari.
      Finally, you can capture beautiful moments with your camera overnight at Illam.

      Day 5: Half Day sightseeing in Illam Tea Garden
      The major highlights of this day’s Pathivara Mata temple tour are visiting the Local Tea Garden at Illam, observing the view tower, visiting the Narayan temple, Singhabahini temple, and the local market. Go to the hotel to check out and carry your backpack. After this, a 6-hour drive would take you to Taplejung, Nepal. You will be mesmerized by the beautiful Phungling Bazar.
      There are many luxurious hotels in Phungling Bazar with better service. You can stay in one of them. Overnight at hotel

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      Day 6: Phungling to Pathiavara

      Today is the primary day of your whole Pathivara Mata temple trip. Today, you will travel around 2 hrs from Phungling to Sano Phedi. Early morning transfer to Suketar will take about half an hour from the main Bazar. Have breakfast at Suketar, and the journey continues to Sano Phedi. With an easy 2 hrs drive, you will finally reach Sano Phedi.

      At this point, your driving journey will be finished, and the trekking journey will start. You must trek around 4 hrs from Sano Phedi to Pathivara Devi temple. You can see a small hotel and shops along the way. There you can have tea and some rest. You can also buy some worshipping materials in that shop.

      It is essential to realize that the trekking trail at a higher altitude will have lots of snow. The snow would make it difficult to walk. Thus, carrying a walking stick and wearing sports shoes with a grip is advisable. The view at the top of the Temple is worth watching. Jaw-dropping mountains will surround you.

      There is a saying that every difficult journey leads you to a magical view. Your zeal to see heaven would be fulfilled by this trip. Have a darshan trek back to Sano Phedi. You can have your Lunch and drive back to the hotel in Phungling.
      Overnight at Taplejung


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        Day 7: Taplejung to Kathmandu

        You can get a direct flight from Suketar to Kathmandu to avoid driving risk and save time for the Pathivara Mata temple trip. However, the flight from Suketar to Kathmandu runs for three days: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. You should confirm this with your guide person.
        Alternatively, you can go by taxi, but that takes approximately 24 24-hour drive from Taplejung to Kathmandu for Pathivara Mata temple.


        Day 8: Final Departure

        This is the last day of your Pathivara Mata temple trip. If you have extra days, you can explore the nearest beautiful cities to Kathmandu, such as Bhaktapur, Banepa, and Dhulikhel. On this day, you can visit the famous city of Kathmandu and buy gifts for your family, parents, and loved ones. After snacks, it was finally time to wave goodbye to the hotel and guide. Our guide will drop you off at the International airport for your final departure. Then, they will wish you a safe journey onward.

        Pathivara Mata Temple

        Conclusion

        The Pathivara Mata temple, Taplejung, is a dream come true. Regarding the trip duration, if you wish to travel from Kathmandu, it will be a long journey of about one week. For those who want to travel from Biratnagar or Illam, you can complete the Pathivara visit within three days.

        Anybody would feel spiritual after visiting this holy place. Kathmandu to Taplejung is the most extended trip. Thus, hiring a vehicle (car, jeep, van, or bus) would be the best idea to accomplish your journey. Doing so would cut off your trip cost. Other than that you can get food and accommodation at a reasonable price. You can find many resting places along the way to the Temple.

        The best times to visit Pathivara Mata Temple are March, April, May, June, September, October, and November. Besides, visiting this place in the winter is not advisable. This is because heavy snow may block the trail and make walking difficult. You can see the stunning 360 degrees from the summit. Besides this, the surrounding mountains and resting houses are all filled with snow and look spectacular.

        From April onwards, you can see the dense forest with varieties of Rhododendrons along the way on the Pathivara Mata temple tour.
        Henceforth, the Pathivara Mata temple is the most significant and must-visit Temple in the Taplejung District.

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