Chandannath Mandir

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Chandannath Mandir
Geography
Country Nepal
State/province Karnali Zone
District Jumla District
Locale Chandannath

Chandannath Mandir (Nepali: चन्दननाथ मन्दिर) is a Hindu temple in Jumla, Nepal. It is located at Khalanga Bazar Jumla.[1]

Origin[edit]

It was built during the Kallala Dynasty also known as Kalyal Dynasty. People believe that there was a person named Chandannath of Kashmir who brought the statue of the god Narayan and put it at the location of the temple, prompting construction during the Kallala Dynasty. This temple is crowded much during festivals like Shivaratri, Ghatasthapana, Dashain and other Hindu festivals.

Some local people also believe another story of the establishment of the temple. That is, once there was a cow, who didn't give milk to her owner in the home (cow shed) but she went to the place (now,where a temple exists) and give her milk spontaneously. One day her owner knew that and told all the villagers. Then, they established this temple.[2]

Practices[edit]

In this temple local people change lingo every year.The lingo is timber of length approx. more than 52 feet which is coloured with brick red colour and a huge cloth is stitched around it, which makes it looks like a triangular flag. People strongly believe that something wrong is going to be happened if that lingo is break during change.

Large number of people are particularly seen in the temple on the occasion of Jatras, Ghatasthapana, Dashain and Shiva Ratri.

Photo From East-West.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  2. ^ http://www.himalayanecotravels.com/?page_id=18