A Month in Nepal – Day 20

When in Pokhara take a ride out of town to Devi’s Falls and Gupteswor Mahadev Cave, a Hindu site of significance with quite a difference.

Discovered in the 16th century it is believed to be Nepal’s longest cave stopping just short of 3km in length. There are numerous shrines inside the cave dedicated to Mahadev, Parvati, Nageswor, Saraswat and Shiva.

Rumor has it that the cave was ‘discovered’ by some men clearing grass in the area. When they entered the cave they found shrines to Mahadev, Parvati, Nageswor, Saraswat and Shiva, which would suggest that this cave was previously known to people in the area.

On the other side of the road you will find Devi’s Falls. A raging torrent of water hacks it’s way through the land here and churns into a foamy nothingness as it is swallowed by the earth. The water follows an underground path from here and cuts through into the cave that forms Gupteswor Mahadev Cave.

Some say that for those who are experienced cavers that this site is a disappointment. I would like to invite you to view this site based on its own merits and cultural significance.

Put aside any expectations and enjoy this for what it is in the moment that you visit it.

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