Sadhan Ramjali, Beni, Feb 27 : One of the major tourist and religious spot of Myagdi is Malika Dhuri.
Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Machhapuchhe, Gurja, Churen, Putha, Manapathi and other mountain ranges are visible from the top of the hill in Malika.
Malika Dhuri, located at the border of Malika Ward 6 and Raghuganga Rural Municipality 6, Pakhapani, is at an altitude of 3170 meters above sea level.
Adorned with beautiful rural settlements, rhododendron forest and natural beauty, Malika is a rich, scenic sanctuary. Hundreds of devotees visit the temple every year in the belief that their aspirations will be fulfilled if they worship, visit and take vows.
Especially, fairs are held here on Baishakh Chandi purnima, Jyasthi purnima, Katike purnima and Balachaturdashi.
Along with the Malika temple, there are also idols of Kalika and Jalpadevi. Tourist arrivals are on the rise after the lockdown was called off.
According to Chhak Prasad Paija, chairman of the temple management committee, the temple has been built in 1968 BS but people used to worship her since 1910.
“After fulfilling their desires, people return to Malika temple and sacrifices goats and pigeons and worships with coconuts and incense,” added Paija. According to him, devotees from Myagdi, Baglung, Parbat, Syangja, Gulmi, Kaski, Chitwan, Rupandehi, Palpa, Kathmandu and other districts come here to worship.
Malika can be reached from the district headquarters Beni via Darbang and Bim. Similarly, it can be reached from Dukhu and Hidi.