About Halesi Maratika Tour
Halesheor Mahadev temple lies in Khotang district, Eastern Hill of Nepal i.e 223 km far from Kathmandu. The temple lies insidea cave which is 67 ft below the surface of land.It is one of the famous pilgrimage site of Nepal, a holy place which is equally popular among both Hindu and Buddhist. Among Hindu people it is popularly known as Haleshwor Mahadev Temple or Eastern Pashupatinath of Nepal whereas Buddhists named it Maratika cave/Maratika Monastery because they believe that the founder of Tibetan Buddhism the great rempoche (Padmasambhava) and his wife Mandarva obtained the different forms of hidden teachings of Buddha and so freed themselves in the cave.The Mahadev temple is situated at 1355M. There are three mysterious caves in Halesi which is believed to be the three eyes of Lord Shiva. There in one of the cave you can see Lord Shiva image which is named as Haleshwor Mahadev cave, the second one have an image of Nandi so it is called Basaha cave and the third cave there is an image of Bhairav so it is called Bhairava cave.Among these caves the first cave is regarded as the main part of the temple because there you can find natural image of Lord Shiva.