About Dolakha

Dolakha, often Dolkha or Dholkha is a part ofJanakpur Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country ofSoutheast Asia. The district, with Charikot as its district headquarters, covers an area of 2,191 kmĀ² and has a population (2001) of 204,229. It is an ecstatic place with a strong religious affiliation. It is popularly known amongst most Nepalese for the temple of Dolakha Bhimeshwor. The most astonishing fact about this temple is that the idol resembles three different Gods : the Bhimeshwor during morning, the Mahadeva during the day and the Narayana during the evening.
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