Dholkha - History

The famous temple Bhimeshwor temple is located in Dolakha Bazar of Dolakha district. The main statue of this temple is god Bhim. Bhimsen or Bhimeshwor or Bhim of Dolakha is noted as one of the most popular throughout the country Nepal. He is the second prince of panch pandav and notably worshiped by the traders or merchandizers as their will god. In Dolakha under the roofless temple, the idol of Bhim Sen is like a triangular in shape and rough stone. People regards this idol as Bhim Sen but it has three reincarnation as Bhim Sen himself, Goddess Bhagawati, who wants always sacrifice of animals as demon/devil and last one: God Shiva who never sacrifice the blood.
The legend relates that long, long years ago there were 12 porters coming from elsewhere stopped at this spot and they tried themselves to make three stone stove to cook rice. After for a few minutes the other part of rice had already cooked but the other one part still the same texture of rice. Not only that but when the porter shifted around the cooked rice became uncooked again when it came in contact with the triangular shape black-stone. One of the porter became so much angry and the stub the stone with "Paneu"(laddle) and then out of the cut stone came about the blood coated with milk. Later they made realized that the stone is God Bhim, and after then worshipers started. There are so many faith incidents about the Bhim sen of Dolakha. The miraculous things of Bhim sen statue of Dolakha is sweating fluid like drops of warm water. People belief that if there are any incident happened either in future or present in the while country or in Ex-Royal family, Bhim sen himself tries to protect his people from the sweat like or signs to work hard all ove the country.
From the point of view of shree Bhimeshwor Shivapuran, there was a kingdom of Bhima that was blessed by god Brahma at the side of mountain peak. The people, who lived in the Bhima's kingdom, they had to live with sorrowful life from the Bhima and they pray to god Shiva to save their lives, then god Shiva came there from Gaurishanker and killed the king Bhima. According to the history after the Bhima's death statue of god at that spot was named -Bhimeshwor.

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