Chandannath Temple : History Linked With Frst Kali Marsi Paddy In Jumla


Chandannath Temple : The number of internal and external tourists visiting Chandannath Bhairavnath Temple, a famous religious tourist destination in Karnali, has been increasing. With the Karnali government declaring Rara Karnali Tourism Year 2075 BS, the number of internal and external tourists visiting the Chandannath Temple has been increasing.

Tourist arrivals have increased after the construction of the second largest Dudul Chaitya in Nepal. Hundreds of domestic tourists visit the stupa every Saturday. According to the data of last year after the declaration of Rara Karnali Tourism Year 2075, 20,000 tourists have visited the Chandnath Temple. There are more foreigners than that.

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Chandannath Temple

Foreign tourists have visited Chandannath more to understand the history of Chandannath and do their thesis. According to the Chandannath Guthi Committee, more than 12,000 out of 20,000 tourists are outsiders. According to the Chandannath Guthi Management Committee, only 8,000 people come from Karnali and other places.

At least 150 internal and external tourists are coming to visit daily. “Recently, after the administration tightened the rules, we have been keeping records of tourists visiting the temple,” said Ratan Prasad Acharya, a buyer of Chandannath Guthi. Tourists come to see the 1400-year-old historical temple and the beautiful scenery of Jumla. Since most of them want to know about the history of the temple, arrangements have been made to reply to Sanskrit scholar Ramananda Archay in the temple daily.

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Chandannath Temple Jumla

The history of the Chandannath Temple is also linked to the history of the first Kalimarsi paddy in Jumla (Guru Phocto), the world’s highest fruit-bearing Chumchaur to Mahavai Jagannath in Dailekh. The lamp brought from Mahavai Jagannath of Dailekh burns throughout the year. It is customary to go to Dailekh every year on the day of Saun Shukla Pratipada and bring a new lamp from there.

4.3 million revenue collection


With the increase in tourist arrivals, the revenue collection has been increasing. Secretary Archay said, “Last year alone, Rs. 437,746 has been collected.” The committee is thinking of moving ahead by strengthening revenue collection and temple management. Of which 42 lakh 68 thousand 200 rupees has been spent.

Similarly, Chandannath Bhairavnath Temple Jumla has stated that it has a bank balance of Rs 460,400. Two years ago, revenue of Rs 3.917 million was collected. But the revenue has also increased as the number of tourists has increased recently. A pamphlet of easy to understand history will be kept in the temple.

In the historically famous Chandannath and Bhairavnath temples of Jumla, linga has been returned in 52 hands. Ghatsthapana is celebrated by erecting a linga according to traditional religious customs. According to the tradition, only after the lingas have been erected in the temple, the people of Jumla have been celebrating Ghatsthapana in their homes. A new lingo with 52-handed lingo and 52-handed flag is celebrated at the historic temple in Jumla district headquarters.

Due to the corona infection, the number of people is less than in previous years. At the request of the local administration, security personnel and temple priests and a limited number of people arrived at the temple this year to bury the linga. In previous years, when there was a lot of congestion, this year the local administration has limited the number of people who have adopted Corona Nafilin security.

Chief District Officer Bhupendai Thapa has changed the gender with the help of limited people to prevent the spread of corona. Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepal Army have contributed to the renovation of the temple. Due to Corona, Karnali’s biggest pilgrimage could not take place this year.

Ramananda Acharya, an expert on local Khas culture, said that new lingos have been erected at the Chandannath temple in Jumla since time immemorial. He informed that it has been a tradition to bury linga in Chandannath Bhairavnath temple every year since 1498 BS with the help of locals and security personnel in the presence of high level government officials of the district.

According to the Chandannath Bhairavnath Guthi Management Committee, the famous temple has a big puja once a week.
The locals, including the Nepal Army and the police, have been bringing linga from the forest to the temple two days ago with great effort.
In Jumla, it is customary to bury the linga at the Chandannath temple and keep a deposit at home. At the Chandannath temple in Woke, which has a long history, the locals are now interested in burying the linga.

Similarly, traditional worship has been performed at the Kankasundari temple in Sinja area. According to Tarajung Hamal, secretary of the committee, the worship has been kept while maintaining physical distance.

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