Bhimeshwar Temple is a famous temple desiccated to god Bhim located in Dolakha bazar of Dolakha district of Nepal. It is one of the oldest temples in Dolakha district dedicated in Hindu god situated about 4.5 kilometers east from Charikot Bazaar. God Bhimsen (also called as Bhim, Bhimeshwor) was the second prince of Panch Pandav and notably worshipped by the traders or merchandizers as their will god. According to Hindu mythology, god Bhimeshwar spends among 12 years of exile time, he spent a year in Dolakha and they used to speak a language for that year called as Dolakhali Newari Language. However, god Bhimeshwor is considered as a supreme god for Newari people.
Bhimeshwar Temple in Dolakha which is a roofless temple constitutes the idol of Bhimsen in the temple premises which is made of rough stone and triangular in shape. Most people regard this idol as Bhimsen but it has three reincarnations: firstly as Bhimsen, secondly as Goddess Bhagawati, and finally as Lord Shiva. Hence, the temple has great religious and equally historical value too. In addition, there was a kingdom of Bhima that was blessed by God Brahma at the side of the mountain peak, which is clearly mentioned in Shree Bhimeshwar Shivapuran. It is also mentioned that people who lived in the Bhima’s kingdom, had to live the life of very difficulties and sorrowful from the Bhima and they prayed to god Shiva to save their lives. Then god Shiva came from Gaurishanker and killed the king Bhima. According to the history, the statue of the god at that spot (Dolakha) was named Bhimeshwar and hence Bhimeshwar temple after the death of Bhima.
Thousands of pilgrims visit this temple every year from a religious point of view. The nearby attractions from this place include Kotihom, Pashupati, Gumba, Mahangal which are also awesome from the points of sceneries and beauty as well as equally have their own significance and importance.