Pathibhara is one most prominent religious destinations in Nepal. It is situated on the hill of Taplejung at a height of 3,794 m. There is a huddle of people praying here from all over the nation. Along with devotees from Nepal, people from nearby countries also pay their respects here.

Up until the past few years, the journey to the Pathibhara temple was impossible without physical difficulties. To get to the top of the hill, devotees had to hike for several days. Even now, getting to the temple requires them to walk for at least a day from nearby villages.

The goddess residing over here is said to be a Shakti Pith. In Hinduism, a shakti pith is viewed as a component of Devi Sati’s body that was dispersed all over the planet. As a result, it is regarded as a holi pilgrimage.

Pathibhara temple
Pathibhara temple
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She is, however, primarily recognized for accepting sheep sacrifices and granting the pilgrim’s requests. The majority of the worshippers come here hoping to conceive a son. She is known as Pathibhara because she granted their wishes and blessed them with a son. Pathibhara, which is usually translated as “filling a Pathi vessel,” can also be understood as “filling a woman’s womb with a child.”

The path leading to the temple has significance beyond its religious significance. It’s a different route to take to reach the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek. The route is covered in rhododendron flowers and breathtaking Himalayan views during the trekking season.

On a clear day, you can see mountains like Mount Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, and Makalu even from the Pathibhara temple surroundings. Therefore, in addition to pilgrims, this location is ideal for wild panthers as well.