Just like many other holy sites in the region, Ugratara temple is a place which can be visited for both the religious and exploration purpose.
Highlights of the place
This place is basically dedicated to Goddess Ugratara which is another form of Goddess Parvati. This site is strongly connected to the Hindu civilization being one of the nine Shakti Peeth and is considered as a heritage of Far-Western part of Nepal. The temple is considered to be one of the nine Bhagwati temples in Far West of Nepal, Built in a pagoda style, it is rich in it's art and architecture.
Being on the top of the hill surrounded by dense forests from three sides and by a grassland in the front, this spot becomes one of the most desired place to hang out and spend some spare time in peace with your beloved ones.
According to the locals, Goddess Ugratara is believed to be the Goddess of fertility and wealth. She also believed in helping to bring together friends and relatives who have lost contact with each other (as the site hosts a lots of fairs and festivals every year, which everyone is supposed to attend), and to protect the villagers from all kinds of natural calamities.
The idol of Goddess Ugratara was discovered by a man of Saud Family while he was ploughing the fields, according to the locals. He established a temple in her honor which was later renovated by Naga Malla, The King of Doti Rajya, and King Birendra also assisted in the further renovation later on.
This place is located about 4 kilometers west of Dadeldhura at Amargadi Municipality-7. So you can either have a 20-25 minutes walk or can take a local vehicle which will get you there in about 8-10 minutes. Overall Ugratara Temple is a very beautiful combination of the Far Western Culture, tradition, art and architecture, and is supposed to be in top priority of people who wish to visit the Far-West.