Baitadi region hosts a natural wonder; hidden under a pond, lies the Patal Bhubaneshwar cave. As the local people say, it has no ending and can thus never be fully explored. According to the French researcher Maurice Duchene, who studied the cave systems of Nepal, Patal Bhubaneshwar extends into 160 meters of depths, which makes it the deepest cave of the country! The entrance to the cave lies at an altitude of 2130 m. This spot boasts some of the most striking views in the area, including splendid glimpses of the Saipal and Api peaks. The culture in the Middle Hills is largely influenced by Hinduism. Patal Bhubaneshwar also has religious value: Lord Shiva supposedly took rest here during a long journey.
Many temples and other holy sites are spread out in the area of Baitadi. Legend tells that seven divine sisters were commanded to stay in the region by Lord Shiva. As a result, seven temples were built to worship the sisters. Two of them are located close to Baitadi. Tripurasundari Temple can be found south-west of Baitadi. Tripurasundari is one of the most important Goddesses among the sisters. Hence numerous worshippers come to the temple, many of them even from India. South east of Baitadi you can find Ninglasaini Temple. Every year there are two different occasions, where hundreds of bulls and thousands of goats are sacrificed to the Goddess Ninglasaini in order to seek her protection and blessing.
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