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✔ Salyan district with abundant natural diversity is Sankhamul of Salyan, where it’s believed that Lord Shiva washed.

✔ Chhaya Chetra (Area) temple which holds great religious significance, is where the last remains of Sati Devi were laid to rest and the divine view from up there.

✔ A strange rock within the Chhaya Chetra (area) in which you can see the view of the universe.


✔ Interesting Shiva-Parvati cave, whose real depth hasn’t been exactly figured out, The cave winds up to the top and leads to the exit at the Khairawang temple.

✔ On the Eastern side of the Sarada River in Salyan rests this Chaaya Chetra which holds much religious importance.

✔ The Headquarters of Salyan is Khalanga seems very busy people visit from a long way away for administrative work.


  1. Journey of Salyan  

✔ The Rapti highway connects Dang, Salyan, and Rukum. Although the road looks better, it’s pretty rough ahead, the conditions are quite poor due to a lack of maintenance.

✔ Golden paddy fields swaying gently mesmerize along the highway, an optimum location for such cash crops.

✔ We can see the settlements across the river, beautiful views of agricultural land, and specks of villages.

✔ There is a place called Ramri which is beautiful just like the name, and this location falls within Tulshipur municipality-3, which lies right on the way to Salyan.

Journey of Salyan

✔ The place called Salyan Stambha (Pillar) is the bordering area of two districts and also two states, we can leave Dang District and enter the Salyan District.

✔ Also, leave Province No. 5, and enter Province No. 6, Salyan Stambha is a border region of Dang and Salyan, and also, Lumbini and Karnali Pradesh.

✔ It was an uphill journey from Tulsipur to Kapurkot and downhill from Kapurkot to Aringalephedi.

✔ There isn’t much traffic on this Rapti highway actually, this is the main highway to the upper regions of Rukum and Ropla.

✔ This is the road for the transportation of travelers as well as goods, Luham since there weren’t many bazaars, this place was very busy and full of life, but now the the bazaar has disappeared.

✔ Luham is the oldest bazaar in Salyan, with houses constructed in the traditional method but now, many new modern houses have been replaced.

✔ Previously lying within the Falawang region, this Luham bazaar is situated based on Putali Durbar, but now both the history and palace seem to have disappeared.


  2. Sankhamul  

✔ There is a road at Sankhamul that leads inside and the road leads to several important religious sites, right in the middle rests Sankhamul, and beyond that point is Chhaya Chetra, both of these places are related to the Swasthani (Hindu religious Book) story and important site of lord Shiva.


✔ We can leave Rapti Highway from Shankhamul and continue forward, to visit the famous religious site Sankhamul, and we can see a large Sankha (Conch) uphead.

✔ This religious site Sankhamul is constructed beautifully like a park, the huge Conch placed there is considered the largest Conch in the world and it’s quite outstanding.

✔ The major fountain of Sankhamul believed that Lord Shiva bath himself, in the middle there is a statue of Lord Shiva carrying the deceased body of Sati Devi.


✔ It not only holds a religious significance but holds a tourist potential as well, several local visitors come there to visit this site.


  3. Chaaya Chetra (area)  

✔ Chaaya Chetra is located on a plateau at the top of this hill and consists of several temples and shrines.

✔ The main temple in Chaaya Chetra was constructed in Shikhar Saili (Peak style), it was established as a Shiva-Prabati temple during the 1990s, and inaugurated by Naga Baba in BS 2037. This Shikhar-structured temple is absolutely beautiful.

Chaaya Chetra (area)

✔ According to the texts in Swasthani Brata Katha (Story of a Hindu book), Lord Shiva carried his beloved Sati Devi’s deceased body and traveled the whole world, and the last remains of Sati Devi rested in this place.

✔ It’s believed that the Chatriya Surya Devi, Sukumala Yogini, and Pisacheshwor Mahadev emerged in this place.

✔ You can see the temple of Pisacheswor Mahadev and there is another smaller temple to the side.

✔ Lord Shiva carried the deceased body of Sati Devi while roaming around the world, the last remains withered away in this place after every part of her remains withered away, and Lord Shiva went to Sankhamul and cleansed himself, both of these places are located nearby.

Chaaya Chetra (area)

✔ This Chaaya Chetra (Shadow region) has fallen behind Shadow, this place is also considered an important site for achieving Moksha or Salvation.

✔ Perched on the top of a mountain surrounded by scenic views everywhere, and holds great tourist potential, but there is a proper road that hasn’t been constructed at such an important place.

✔ In the same place where Kaladhi Astha Bhairav Meditated, according to religious texts, sacred sites were established wherever the body parts of Sati Devi fell.


  4. Chaaya Dhunga (Stone)  

✔ Chaaya Dhunga has religious importance and it also actually has more historical importance.

Chhaya Dhunga(Stone)

✔ The last remains of Sati Devi perished in this stone, and one can still see the image depicting these events.

✔ You can still see the reflective rocks there, but some algae have covered them, and various works are being done to inspect all of those.


  5. Shreenagar  

✔ A big market area full of modern houses, good facilities, and full of modern conveniences, this Shreenagar bazaar is developing at a rapid pace.

✔ The existence of this Shreenagar bazaar in recent years it is not known as Shreenagar anymore, but the Sitalpati bazaar is still there.

Shreenagar, Salyan

✔ The city seemed to have suddenly developed in a short period, a beautiful town settled at the base of a mountain range, and Sarada River flows right beside it.

✔ A new bazaar was developing as a major trade hub not only for Salyan but for Rukum district as well, a city well developed within 10-15 years.


  6. Syalpani Village  

✔ After 1 km from Shreenagar, there is a place called Jogidewkhola after crossing the Sarada River in the village which is an old village called Syalpani.

✔ There we can find the Salyan lifestyle, a suspension bridge only an option to cross the Sarada River to reach Syalpani and Syalghari Village, no motorable bridge is built.

✔ The main River of Salyan is the Sarada River, this river helps in agriculture, and fields are irrigated through canals.

Syalpani Village

✔ There were Syalpani-only Jiulo houses at that time, the houses performed only agriculture not for residents, people made permanent houses after that Syalpani became a village, previously few houses were there.

✔ The mixed cast used to live at Syalpani Brahmins, Chhetri, and Thakuris Lived in harmony centuries before. The field near Syalpani arable land irrigated by Sarada seems very beautiful.


  7. Kupinde Lake  

✔ Karnali province of the Midwest has hidden treasures of Beauty and mystery among them is Kupinde Lake.

✔ The eastern part of the lake has a temple there is a sandy beach and a beautiful Kupinde lake.

Kupinde Lake

✔ Kupinde Lake is not only beautiful but is mysterious, this lake used to change colors in 2/3 months like Blue, yellow, orange, and grey.

✔ A dense forest surrounds the lake but no leaf is found in the lake, according to the locals, birds are used to clean this lake.


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The team collected the information via a field visit to provide accurate and updated information.
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Sudeep Thapa
Sudeep Thapa
Sudeep Thapa is a Founder and Chief Author at Best Ten Universe. He has completed a Bachelor of Business Studies from Lumbini Banijya Campus ( Tribhuwan University ) .
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