Malikarjun : Listening to the glory of Aradhyadev Malikarjun located in Malikarjun Goupalika Ward No. 3 of Darchula District of Province No. 7, every spiritual mind is aroused to desire to visit the peak MalikThousands of devotees and visitors flock to Malikarjun, the seventh shrine of the nation at an altitude of about 3200 meters above sea level, every year for worship and sightseeing.
Legend has it that Swami Malikarjun resides on the summit of Shree Shailya in the middle of a dense forest full of biological diversity, including uninhabited geographical beauty, natural resources, various wild animals, birds and insects.arjun Dham.Legend has it that Malikarjun’s father Somnath and mother Jalantari Maya and sons Latinath and Galinath.
Similarly, Malikarjun has eight queens and they live in different places in the Lekam region. According to mythology and old age, Shobashree’s residence is Lekam 6 Uchakot, Gomatishree Lekam 5 Maikholi, Piplashree Lekam 2 Garadi, Dhanashree Lima Dadakot, Gautamashree Shankarpur Gaira, Rupashree Chadi Bhagwati, Shaileshwari Gwani Agar and Bhagashree’s Mud.
Malikarjun, the main religious tourist destination of the district, which was declared as the seventh sanctuary of the nation by the government of Nepal in 2065 BS, has been celebrating Gaura festival in August and huge pilgrimage in the month of Kartik and Mansir. Pujan Jatra is held at Shailyasikhar Dham, about 5 km from Malikarjun Temple, on the days of Asar Sukla Chatudarshi and Kartik Shukla Triodashi.
People have been participating in the Sikhar Jatra by completing the same ritual according to the legend that they can visit the Sikhar Dham, the heritage of the Hindu faith, only after marrying women and staying in Chokhovart for 15 days. It takes 25 minutes on foot to reach Malikarjun Mandir Mud from Chaitalichor on the Mahakali Highway and 3 hours to reach the peak from Mud.
Religious, historical background,
The historical background of Malikarjun, who is considered to be the second of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Devadhidev Mahadev in various mythological religious texts including the Shiva Purana, is interesting.According to historical legends, Malikarjun Swami, originally from Andhra Pradesh in South India, moved to Shailyasikhar Dham with the help of various people.
The fact that Malikarjun Swami, who has been coming from different parts of India, has his abode at Shailyasikhar has been described in detail in the local deities like Jhodo, Fag, Athwali sung in Gaura, etc. As described in the Debastuti, in order to escape the violent persecution of the Mughal emperors in India in the 11th century, the followers of Sanatan Hindu religion came from Kashi, Banaras, Abhayraj Pandey, Nimnath Yogi, Bhim Raj Bhatta and Dharadhira Pahalwan from Almoda Katyur.
It is mentioned that he is sitting.There is a history that the team that came to Nepal from India carried Shiva as an idol of Malikarjun in their bags for their daily worship and protection of Dharma. It is said that Shiblig, who is dearer than him, disappeared from the bags of those people one day.
It is mentioned in the legend that Malikarjun was seen in the dream of Abhay Raj Pandey while those people, who were frustrated by the loss of Shibligam, which they loved and loved for so long, were concentrating on Shibligam for 15 days.According to the elders, it was the coat of the then Dinge king who used to offer animal sacrifices at the crossroads above the Rithachaupata where he lived.
In a dream seen by Pandey, Malikarjun had informed that the Dingya king had come to a solitary hilltop with a restless mind while sacrificing animals daily. He also promised to send a tiger with Ningalo’s tusk on its right foot to reach the summit and take the tusk from the tiger’s foot and follow it without fear.
It is said that the tiger came to Rita Chaupata as promised by Malikarjun while bathing in the hope that the tiger would come in the morning after hearing the words of Shibaligan, who believes in religion and is dearer than his soul.After that, in the village 5 km below the peak, around the 13th century, Malikarjun sent Mafno Dibyasakti and established a mud temple.
At present, religious activities like Gaura, Jatra, Puja, Nabaratri and Jagran are taking place in the temple. However, only a special pujan procession is held at the summit. After the establishment of Malikarjun in the mud, the entire village municipality has been named after the deity Malikarjun. Built in a very attractive style, the temple has a Gajur (wall) about 10 meters long.
Attractive entrances have been constructed in the Awas Bhawan for the devotees and the temple decorated with flags all around.
Devotees from Nepal and India have flocked to Malikarjun, a heritage site of faith, to engage in various spiritual activities and for self-peace. In order to worship Malikarjun Jatra, one has to eat only vegetarian food 15 days in advance, take a bath a week before, take a bath and stay in a brat.
In the procession with the participation of thousands of people, worship is done by bringing hundreds of bazaars including Damaha. Bishal Gauraparva, considered to be the major festival of Province No. 7, is celebrated in Majikarjun. Thousands of people from different districts of the far west, including Uttarakhand in India, have come to the temple to see Gaura.
In the Bhandari Ghar, the abode of Jalakar, the mother of the deity Malikarjun, playing the instruments of the deity Malikarjun, the worship material, the doli of the Lord, various bajagajas, the roof and other instruments. Decorations are brought to the temple on the day of the festival.
From Bharanighar to the temple, Bhokar, Damaha and other Panche bajas are played to increase the joy and reach Debasthal through places like Mautamati, Binayak, Panimjeli Locals say that when they reach the temple premises, they feel that they have forgotten and reached heaven.
The priests of the temple worship God by making special offerings and playing various instruments, bells, bikul and bhokar. Devotees are worshiped and blessed by various officials of the temple. There is a belief that when you reach the temple and perform the puja all day long, you will get the gift of good fortune.
In the end, the concerned bodies have not been able to pay attention to the publicity and affiliation of Malikarjun, the seventh sanctuary of the nation known as a religious and historical heritage. There is no doubt that Malikarjun Dham will be a suitable destination for those who visit the temple for spiritual minds and self-peace if the future of religious tourism in Malikarjun, not only Malikarjun village, is to be propagated, protected and associated.
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