Temples and Churches in Takukot
The three main religions in Takukot are:
- Hindu 85.5%
- Buddhist 14.5%
- Christian 1.5%
They live together peacefully and support each other.
(Source: Rajan Shrestha)
Ward 1: Maikot - 1 temple
Mai Bhagavati Mandir and Bhimsen Sthan
Mai Bhagavati Temple (temple of Goddess Mai: The Mother). In the name Maikot, 'kot' means 'home'. 'Maikot' therefore means 'the home of Goddess Mai'. She represents the female principle of the Divine.
Mai Bhagawati and Bhimsen Sthan (mandir)
sthan = mandir?
Ward 2: Bhaledunga: 1 mandir
Bhale Dhunga Mandir
dhunga = stone
bhale = ?
Please tell me more about Bhale Dhunga.
Ward 3: Dadathok: 2 mandirs
Jaldevi = Goddess of water (like Ganga Devi)
jal = water
devi = goddess
Please tell me about Champawoti.
Does have anything to do with Nag-champa (flower and scent of agarbati?)
Ward 4: Palkhu: 2 mandirs
Tulsa Maata Mandir
This refers to the Holy Plant Tulsiji?
Are these two mandirs, or one mandir dedicated to both Bhimsen and to Tulsiji?
Ward 5: Bhanjang
Bhawani and Ganesh Mandir
Are these one mandir or two mandirs?
Ward 6: Bhahakot: 2 mandirs
Narayan: a name of Lord Vishnu
nthan = nathan ?
Akala = a goddess (related to Kali Devi?)
Please tell me more about her.
Ward 7: Mohoriya : no mandir
Ward 8: Dandagaon: no mandir
Ward 9: Bhalu Swara
In November a large festival (mela) called 'Kartik Ekadasi' takes place there.
Ekadashi is the 11th day of each half of the lunar month.
Kartikeya is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati Devi.