Ambikeshwori Temple

Ambikeshwori Temple is a Hindu temple located in the Dang district of Nepal. It is a highly revered religious center for the people of the Mid-Western region of Nepal. The temple is situated in the largest valley of South-Asia, the Dang Valley, and is accessible to many pilgrims.

The temple is also known as “Maiko Than” and is located on the banks of the Katuwa Khola, one and a half kilometers north of Ghorahi sub-metropolitan city, in the 18th ward of the city. According to the Swasthani Purana, the temple is believed to be a Shaktipeetha, which emerged due to the falling of the right ear of Goddess Sati.

The temple has a rich history dating back to the Licchavi period, which was around 300-879 AD. The current structure of the temple was constructed in the 19th century and has undergone several renovations and extensions over the years.

The temple is renowned for its beautiful architecture, intricate carvings, and designs on the walls and ceilings. The main sanctum sanctorum houses the idol of Goddess Ambikeshwori, and there are also shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and other deities.

The temple attracts a large number of devotees throughout the year, particularly during festivals like Dashain, Tihar, and Teej. During these festivals, the temple is decorated with colorful lights and flowers, and special prayers and offerings are made to the deities.

Apart from its religious significance, the temple is also a popular tourist destination, with visitors enjoying the beautiful surroundings and peaceful ambiance of the temple. The temple is easily accessible by road and is located just a short distance from the main town of Ghorahi.

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