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Swargadwari is the famous pilgrimage shrine located in the southern part of Pyuthan district, which is at the altitude of 6,960ft above the sea level. Swargadwari is the Sanskrit word that translates to Gateway to Heaven as ‘Swarga’ means ‘Heaven’ and ‘Dwari’ mean ‘Gateway’. People have a firm belief that this temple leads them to heaven afterlife. Swargadwari is considered to provide ‘Mokhsa’ which means nirvana after the death. So, once in life Hindu devotees visit this temple for worshipping. Swargadwari is counted as a Nepal’s top pilgrimage sites and also listed in a national inventory of cultural and historical heritage sites. The revered temple of Swargadwari was founded by Guru Maharaj Narayan Khatri (Swami Hamsananda). Most of the Nepalese and Indians Hindus come here for the religious purpose making it one of the popular Hindu Shrine. Legend has it that in Hindu epic Mahabharat, this place was Taposthal where Tapasya (meditation) was performed by the Panch Pandavas during their journey in the Himalayas en route to the Heaven. It is also believed to be the very place from where Yudhistir (the eldest son of Pandava) entered Heaven (Swarga) with his dog. As to reach Swargadwari we cross through by the Dang district which is one of the dangerous routes. The major attraction of this place is cows. There are more than 500 cows. Recently, in Swargadwari cable car is under construction to get the temple easily.
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6960 m/ 22834.6ft
A short day tour in the Pyuthan district will lead you towards the cultural and traditional places where you can see a Hindu temple known as Swargadwari temple popular among the Nepalese and Indians.