Devghat is famous for various temples and sacred caves of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.
Devghat is a holy place that lies in the central region of Nepal. The town Devghat is located where two sacred rivers, Kali Gandaki and Trisuli, intersect. The junction is also called Beni. The religious destination carries a significant place in Hindu mythology. It covers the land area of Tanahaun, Nawalparasi, Chitwan, and also the junction of Gandaki, Lumbini, and Narayani Zones.
Devghat is famous for various temples and sacred caves of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, the cave of Goddess Sita, Bashista Cave, Radha Krishna Temple, Galeshwor Temple, Sita Ram Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, and more.
Origin of its name
Devotees believe that Lord Shiva resides here with his associates and so does Lord Vishnu. Therefore, this place is also called Harihar Kshetra. Hence, whenever other Gods and Goddesses come to visit the two Lords, they also take a bath in this holy place. That is why this site was named “Devghat”.
This is also the place where Sage Vasistha Muni established his ashram and did his Tapasya. A cave also exits close to Devghat’s confluence called Vasistha Gufa. Likewise, various other legends in Hindu mythology are the main reason for this destination to be a holy site for the Hindus.
Makar Sankranti is one of the main festivals where a glorious ‘mela’ (gathering) is observed every year. The pilgrims take a bath in the Beni. Saligram Shila, a divine stone that symbolizes Lord Vishnu, also exists here that is worshipped by Hindus.
The easiest way to reach the destination is to take a 37-40 minutes flight from Kathmandu. The flights can be booked easily. Whereas for land transportation, one needs to travel 243.1 km distance through Prithvi Highway. The journey is about 8 hours long. For public buses, tickets can be booked, whereas other private vehicles can also be arranged as per one’s feasibility.
Many people who visit Devghat also add up Chitwan in their itinerary and gather more travel memories in Nepal.