Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple in Sikkim
Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple in Sikkim

Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple Location:

Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple is located in the west district of the Sikkim. The Shiva Temple is on the left bank of Rangit. River Rangit is the main river of the Sikkim and flows from Himalayas. River Rangit is the cleanest river with glittering water and flows north to south. 

Beliefs associated with the temple:

Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple has many religious beliefs and archeological facts of Mahabharta attached to it. Bala Chaturdeshi is the main festival celebrated at the Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple during December each year. It is a renowned site for Hindu pilgrimage.

According to the local pilgrims, whoever prays whole heartedly in the temple, Mahadev fulfills all wishes and their dreams come true. There is a historical fact behind their beliefs. According to the archeological facts – Once upon a time Mahadev pleased with Arjuna’s severe penance. Mahadev appeared before him and granted him a boon, Arjuna asked for the ‘Pashupatitva’ weapon. Giving Pashupatitva, Lord Shiva said that by the use of this weapon you will get victory in the Mahabharata.  

Miraculously some people even found a stone, exactly same as the Shivling at that place, after which they build a temple. This later became the “Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple”. According to the local people believe that if we circumambulate this temple, then all our troubles vanish and the mind is calm. Further Mahadev will fulfill one’s wishes and particularly the wish for a child.

Visit Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple:

Morning Aarati in Temple Image Sources – 1001things

This is the only oldest temple in Sikkim and is always full of loyal devotees of Mahadev even without any festival. At separate places where devotees can offer their prayers and worship to other gods and goddesses as well. The best time to visit Mahadev is between February to May. If you are a devotee of Mahadev, then you will love coming during festivals. Bala Chaturdashi is the first festival that is celebrated every year between November and December. You can also visit during Shivratri i.e. between February and March. Devotees from near and far come to attend this auspicious moment. The timings for the darshan is from 6 in the morning till 7 in the evening.

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