Historic and remote Rikhar in need of publicity

14th Nov, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew

MYAGDI: The publicity of the Rikhar temple perched on top of a boulder and the reclusive meditative land of the Saptarishi at the historic and religious Rikhar area has been forgotten due to geographical remoteness and neglect on part of the concerned authorities.

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According to the Matysa Purana, Saptarish (the seven sages) had once mediated on the boulder during the apocalypse.

The place also boasts of famous caves as Balmiki Gufa, Arundhati Gufa and Saptarishi Gufa, according to Yog Guru, Nabin Jugjali. The Yog Guru, who returned after an arduous trip to one of the remotest corners of Myagdi, said the boulder and the cave are similar to the description mentioned in the Matsya Purana and Srimad Bhagawat Mahapurana.

The Rikhar area is located at the lap of the Himalayan range and can be reached after a journey starting from Myagdi's headquarters of Beni and through Galeshwor, Mauwaphant, Dagnam, Darmij, Chimkhola, Mangale, Ghansikharka, Chaurakhani Dwari, Patlekharka and Bayalikharka. The area is located at a distance of 50 km from Beni and at an elevation of 4,600 meters above sea level. RSS