Pathivara Mata Temple Nepal – Known as the Goddess of Desires
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 either travel with your family members, friends as well as in the group.
It is a known fact that Nepal is the country of temples and consists of thousands of temples in each footstep. Among them, Pathivara temple, that lies in eastern Nepal has great significance
Pathivara Mata temple is located on the hill of the Taplejung district. It is recognized as the most significant Hindus temples of Goddess Pathivara. Not only this, but it is also considered as the holy place of Kirants. Pilgrims from different parts of Nepal and India influxes here during special festivals. It is believed that the worshiper’s wishes and desires will be full filled after visiting there.
This temple lies at an altitude of 37,94 m(12,444 ft), to the east of the Phungling municipality. Pathivara temple is located at about 19.4 km east to the Phungling Bazar, the popular Bazar of Taplejung district. The pilgrims offer the sacrifices of the offering of various animals to please the goddess. Besides this, they also offer gold, silver, and many other materials to goddess Pathivara.
It lies in Tapethol and Phawakhola VDC
Pathivara temple exactly lies in the junction of Limkhim, Tapethol, and Phawakhola VDC. It takes around 5/6 hrs to walk from Suketar to Pathivara. If you wish to go to Pathivara from Kathmandu then, make sure you have enough time. As it takes a week-long trek to reach to 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 that consists of a list of devotee’s which also includes the ex-Royal family of Nepal. Besides the visit to a holy place, this place can be the top and best destination for trekkers. This week-long trek involves the passes through the ethnic villages of Taplejung. You can have a beautiful and wonderful Limbu cultural trek in this region.
The surrounding here is not less than heaven. You can also see the waterfall at Sawa, which lies behind the temple. Other than that, the visit to Timbung near the temple is also advisable.
Undoubtedly, the Pathivara Mata temple is the most sacred place where Mata Pathivara dwells. Every year more than hundreds of thousands visitors influxes here. Especially Hindu and Buddhist people visit here. March to June and September to November are the best seasons to visit here. As in this time, the weather would be clear and favorable for the excellent trip. You will be all surrounded by the sparkling Himalayas such as Mount Kanchanjunga, Mount Kumbakarna, etc.
Major Attractions in Pathivara Temple:
- Pathivara temple is known as the goddess of desires, as worshippers wish are full filled after visiting there.
- You will be all surrounded by the incredibly panoramic Mountain vistas.
- Lying at an altitude of 3800 meters, this place serves as the best viewpoint.
- Visitors can also visit the famous monasteries lying in Olangchung Gola and Lungchung.
- The beautiful view of the waterfall at Sawa and the pond of the Timbung are the major 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 Kanchanjunga (the third highest mountain in the world)lying in the peripheral of Pathivara temple.
The history behind the Pathivara Mata temple:
People have great belief over Goddess as she possesses supernatural powers to fulfill devotee’s wishes. She exhibits as the Goddess Durga who is also known as Kali, Chandi, Maha Maya, Maha Rudri, etc. Talking about the history of this significant temple. The history tells about the story of local shepherds losing hundreds of their sheep. At the same place where the temple stands today, there lost hundreds of sheep while grazing. Then the worried shepherds got a dream in which Goddess urged them to carry out the formalized detriment of the sheep. Also, she urges to build a memorial in her honor. Magically, after offering the sacrifice, all lost herd 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 offering the sacrifices of an animal. Nevertheless, the name Pathibhara evolved by the fact that devotees pleasing the goddess with any simple and selfless act of kindness, prayer, and offering of the animal’s sacrifices. The actual meaning of sacrifice in Hinduism depicts the sacrifice of the ego and greed of the person.
Day to Day Itinerary for Pathivara Mata Temple tour
Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu
The first day of your trip includes your arrival at Kathmandu from your Home country. Our office representative will receive 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 orientation of the trip. In the evening you can stroll around the popular and colorful city of Kathmandu.
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 inside Kathmandu. You can visit the Pashupatinath temple (the greatest Hindu temple of Lord shiva), visit 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 drop back to the hotel and overnight there.
Day 3: Travel to Kakarvitta, Jhapa
Have an early morning breakfast at Ktm hotel. After breakfast, your Kathmandu to Jhapa trip starts in a private vehicle. If you have a short period then, you can opt for an alternative option of 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 make sure you have a comfortable stay at the hotel.
Have some rest and get a delightful dinner at night.
Overnight at Kakarvitta, Jhapa, Nepal
Day 4: Day tour and sightseeing in Kakarvitta town
Starts your day with early morning breakfast. Today is the day to visit Krishna Thumki, Mini Mountain that lies nearly 6 kilometers northeast from Kakarvitta town. After the beautiful sightseeing, get back to the hotel 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 the beautiful moments in your camera and overnight at Illam.
Day 5: Half Day sightseeing in Illam tea Garden
The major highlights of this day Pathivara Mata temple tour is visiting Local tea Garden at Illam, observe view tower, visit Narayan temple, Singhabahini temple, and local market. Go to the hotel to check out and carry your backpack. After this, 6 hours’ drive would take you to Taplejung, Nepal. You will be mesmerized by the beautiful Phungling Bazar.
Particularly, there are lots of luxurious hotels with better service in Phungling Bazar. You can stay in one of them. Overnight at hotel
Day 6: Phungling to Pathiavara
Today is the major day of your whole trip. Today you will be traveling at around 2 hrs from Phungling to Sano Phedi. Early morning transfer to Suketar which will takes about half an hour from main Bazar. Have breakfast at Suketar and the journey continues to Sano Phedi. With an easy 2 hrs drive, you will finally reach to Sano Phedi.
At this point, your drive journey will be finished and the trekking journey starts. You have to 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.
Important to realize, the trekking trail at the higher altitude will have lots of snow. Those snow would make it difficult to walk. Thus, carrying a walking stick and wearing sports shoes with grip is advisable. The view at the top of the temple is worth watching. You will be all surrounded by jaw-dropping mountains. 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 darshan trek back to Sano Phedi. There you can have your Lunch and drive back to the hotel in Phungling.
Overnight at Taplejung
Day 7: Taplejung to Kathmandu
You can get the direct flight from Suketar to Kathmandu to avoid driving risk and time. However, the flight from Suketar to Kathmandu runs on 3 days per that is Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. You should confirm this from your guide person.
Alternatively, you can go by taxi but that takes approximately 24 hr long drive from Taplejung to Kathmandu.
Day 8: Final Departure
This is the last day of your trip. If you have extra days, you can explore the nearest beautiful city to Kathmandu such as Bhaktapur, Banepa, Dhulikhel. On this day, you can visit the famous city of Kathmandu and buy gifts for your family, parents and loved ones. After snacks, the time has finally arrived to wave goodbye to the hotel and guide. Our guide will drop-off to the International airport for your final departure. Then, they will wish you the safe journey onward.
Truly saying, the Pathivara Mata temple, Taplejung is one of the dreams come true experience. Talking about the trip duration if you wish to travel from Kathmandu then, it will be a long journey of about 1 week. For those who want to travel from Biratnagar or Illam, you can complete the Pathivara visit within 3 days. Anybody would felt spiritual after visiting this holy place. Kathmandu to Taplejung is the longest trip. Thus hiring a vehicle (car, jeep, van, and bus) would be the best idea to accomplish your trip. Doing so would cut-off your trip cost. Other than that you can get food and accommodation at a reasonable cost. You can find many resting places along the way to the temple.
All in all, the best time to visit Pathivara Mata Temple is marked in March, April, May, Jun, September, October, and November. Besides, it is not advisable to visit this place in the winter season. This is because heavy snow may block the trail and makes it difficult to walk. You can see the stunning 360 degrees from the summit. Besides this, the surrounding mountains and resting houses are all filled with the snow look spectacular.
If you go in the months of April onwards then you can see the dense forest with varieties of Rhododendron along the way.
Henceforth, the Pathivara temple is the greatest holy temple and must visitable temple in Taplejung District.