Swargadwari is one of the famous pilgrimage sites. It is located in southern part of Pyuthan district. It lies on the top of a hill at an elevation of 2100 m (6890 ft.). Some people believe that is the doorway (Dwar) to heaven (Swarga). The light flame in the temple never went off.


According to Hindu Mythology, Swargadwari was founded by Guru Maharaj Narayan Khatri (Swami Hamsananda). According to the older people of the locality, he was born in Rolpa district and was an incarnation of God. Later he moved to Swargadwari with his followers and disciples and built a Shiva temple and Yagya Sala where he performed rituals. Mostly he spent his life with his disciples. There were thousands of milking cows in Swargadwari, which Guru Maharaja used to shepherd. His followers tried to follow him to know where he took all the cows and himself but the followers could not hind. Before he left his physical body, he gave his divine power to his few disciples.


It takes two days to reach there by foot. The footfall in Swargadwari increases dramatically on June-July. You can reach there from two routes; from Bhingri and from Ghorahi. It takes around 4 hours from Bhingri to reach Swargadwari, and around 8 hour from Ghorahi, Dang, but the routes are extremely breath taking. The route from dang is more dangerous in comparison to the Bhingri road. This road has been recently rerouted for betterment and safe journey. It lies on the top of the hill, surrounded by pine forest. You can enjoy the vast numbers of Rhododendron trees on the way and in Swargadwari.

Author: Mirmee Reporter

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