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Buddhasubba Temple, Dharan

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Budha Subba Temple or Budha Subba is a famous religious shrine of the eastern people of Nepal which is located at Bijayapur of Dharan, Nepal. It is believed to fulfil wishes and bring good luck to the people who visit there.
Budha Subba Temple is located about 136 mi South-East of Kathmandu, the country's capital city.
Budha Subba temple is also the tomb of the last Limbu King of Morang Kingdom of Limbuwan Present day Nepal, Budhhi Karna Raya Khewang. He was tricked into coming to Bijaypur-Dharan for a negotiation, then killed by the assassins of King Prithvi Narayan Shah of Gorkha Kingdom Present day Nepal. Budhhi Karna Raya Khewang's soul is believed to have wandered around the area of his tomb around Bijaypur and was said to be a friendly and helpful spirit. Then local Limbu people started worshipping the soul as an old king (Subba or Haang means King in Limbu language / ᤕᤠᤰᤌᤢᤱ ᤐᤠᤣ) believing it to be bring good luck. Bijaypur-Dharan was the capital city of the Morang and the political and economic centre of Limbuwan region.
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  • A historic place with a rich culture. Not too far from local transportation services. Some sort of belief in the region to make it one of the major popular cultural destinations among travelers.  more »
  • I have heard a lot about Buddhasubba as a child and hence, when I was visiting Itahari I managed to sneak out to this place. It was in Saturday afternoon and the place was quite deserted. The main...  more »
  • Popular holy site of Eastern Nepal. Unique variety of bamboo plant can be observed in the area.
  • Good place to visit, must be developed and cleanliness is required.

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