Dhirdham Temple

Situated below the Railway Station, Dhirdham temple was originally built in 1939 by Rai Saheb Purna Bahadur Pradhan. The temple was designed by the Gorkha architect Beg Raj Sakya to replicate the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu. Lord Shiva’s statue stands outside the main temple in the ‘Pancha Bakram Tri Netram’ avatar. The avatar represents five different facial expressions of Lord Shiva with the universal Third Eye.

The temple is an excellent specimen of local Gorkha Architecture and there are none to parallel its grandeur in the entire of the Hills. Visitors can take photographs outside the temple but cameras are not allowed inside the sanctum.

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