Dakshinkali Pharming day tour is one of the historical and religious tours. Dakshinkali is a Hindu site and Pharping is Buddhist. The tour starts at 9:00 am from the hotel and we take you to Dakshinkali, Pharping and Shesh Narayan temple then drops back to your hotel.
Dakshin kali:- Meaning of Dakshin is south in Nepali language and kali is one of the Hindu goddesses to whom Hindu offer the blood of animals. Dakshinkali is about 18 km south of Kathmandu. On the way to Dakshinkali, you will pass the historical gorge of Bagmati river ( Chovar), legendary lake (Taudaha) and nice farming landscape. Dakshinkali is inside the forest between the meeting points of three rivers. Every day huge numbers of Hindu devotees visit this place to worship. GoddessKalii used to kill the demons to save the people and the other gods according to the Hindu myth. There is a most powerful cremation place (ghat). Some birds and the offering shops make the place more attractive. The people shell locally growing things in this place.
Pharping:- Pharping came from two different words Fana and Pinga Means hanging snake. This Pharping village has a long Buddhist history. The Kathmandu valley was covered by the water and Manjushree chopped the Chovar hill by his magical sword. Then after Padmasambhava (sitting on a lotus) came in Chovar. After meditating a few years in the different caves in Chovar, went to Tibet then developed the Tibetan Buddhism. So Pharping is a historical Buddhist site. There are several beautiful monasteries, Bajrayogini temple footprints of Gorakhnath and colourful Tibetan prayer flags. Pear is the famous fruit of Pharping.On the way to Pharping, you will see the nice view of Kathmandu valley and some snow caps.
Shesh Narayan Temple:- Returning from Dakshinkali and harping, Sheshnarayan is on the way to Kathmandu. Shesh is naga (snake god) and Narayan is the name of Hindu god Bishnu ( god of preserver). It is a Hindu site where you can see the temple of Vishnu and some others. Every year in Naga Panchami (Hindu snake date), people throw long wood into the lake as a holy snake. In that small lake, there are many colourful fishes. According to the legend killing the fish from this lake is not good.