Dantakali Temple, Bijayapur hills
September 17, Kathmandu.Dantakali Temple is situated in the middle of the beautiful hillock of Bijayapur in Dharan. The holy temple of Dantakali is famous among the Hindus as the place where lies the sacred tooth of the goddess Satidevi, the consort of the great god Mahadev. According to the myth, a tooth of the deceased wife of lord shiva fell off on this spot while shiva was outrageously traveling on the earth carrying his dead wife. So, this temple was established here in commemoration of the Lord Shiva's wife. The fallen tooth is said to be very much look alike of a human being itself and today it is still believed to be preserved.
Dantakali Temple was built in the honour of Goddess Parvati. It is located in Bijayapur Village located about 3 kilometres away from the centre of Dharan city in Nepal. The attraction is also considered to be a significant Shakti Peeth. This temple mainly attracts devotees on the occasion of Dashain, which is an auspicious Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil.
According to a legend, after the passing of Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva carried her dead body on his shoulder and roamed for days. Decayed parts of the goddess' carcass fell at several locations. This location, where the Dantakali Temple is built, is believed to house the sacred teeth of Goddess Parvati.
Numerous devotees flock the temple on the occasion of navratri. On Maha Astami (the 8th day of Dashain). Goat sacrifices take place within the temple premise which is a rare yet intriguing sight. Dantakali temple is frequented by pilgrims from every nook and crannies of Nepal as well as india. The majestic singht of the sloping roofs or Dharan from the top looks no less than paradise.