Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Holy Devghatdham, Tanahu District

Posted by Anup Baral August 9th, 2016 :
Devghat is a town and village in Tanahu District in the Gandaki Zone of central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 5786 people living in 1132 individual households. Devghat is the one of the holiest places in Hindu mythology. It is on the banks of Sapta Gandaki and Krishna Gandaki Junction in Central Nepal. It is the holiest place for Hindu gods too. Devghat has beautiful natural features due to its geography, tropical forests, wild animals, birds, climate etc. It is just 7 km from the city center of Narayangarh, 20 km from Sauraha (another tourist city in Chitwan) and 150 km southwest from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
Hidden away in the forest 6km northeast of Narayangarh, Devghat marks the sacred confluence of the Kali Gandaki and Trisuli rivers, two important tributaries of the River Ganges. Hindus regard the point where the rivers meet as especially sacred and many elderly high-caste Nepalis come here to live out their final years and eventually die on the banks of the holy river.

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