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    Badimalika Temple is the major pilgrim site dedicated to goddess Bhagwati located in Bajura district of Nepal. The temple has its own religious value and is served by two priests each from Kalikot and Bajura district. According to myth of Hinduism, once sati Devi’s father Daksha Prajapati was performing a Yagya and invited all the gods to that ceremony except Lord Shiva (Sati Devi’s husband) and Sati devi asked her father about the reason for not inviting him. Her father replied that he is good enough to attain the Yagya by blaming on his bad habits and the ornaments he used to wear.

     

    Sati Devi cannot withstand the insult of her husband and gave her life by jumping into the Yagya fire. Lord shiva became very angry listening this news and send Birbhadra and Bhoot gana to destroy to kill Daksha Prajapati and destroy the Yagya. After that, Mahadev travelled all over the world carrying her body and in that process her left shoulder fell in Mallagiri Mountain and from that incident Mallagiri was then referred to as Malika.

    Badimalika temple holds a great fair every year during the month of Bhadra where pilgrims from Nepal as well as India pays a holy visit to temple with the belief that their wishes will be granted if they pay homage to the shrine. Festivals like Ganga Dashara and Janai Purnima are celebrated in temple. Beside religious value of the temple, trekking to this area is full of entertainment and unique experience offering the best cultural performance. Traditional dances like deuda, thadi, hedkeuli, and bhuwa are most famous dances in Bajura district. Various species of wild flowers and various domestic animals like sheep, goats, horses and buffaloes, grazing on the hills and beautiful sceneries can be explored while trekking to this area which seems to be very attractive.

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