Shashwat Dham

Shashwat Dham

“We regard Shashwat Dham as a beginning of a new revolution for preservation of our spiritual heritage and all the elements associated with Sanatana dharma which needs to be preserved and shared with generations to come helping them make their lives more fulfilling,” said Binod Chaudhary, the chairman of CG Corp Global and founder of the Chaudhary Foundation

Combining Sanatan Dharma and spiritual growth, Shashwat Dham aims to be a destination for learning. Amidst the scenic foothills of Nawalparasi and spread over 12 verdant acres, the temple is a destination for explorers, spiritual seekers and nature lovers alike to discover ancient knowledge and inner peace. It lies in the Devchuli region of the Nawalpur district on the east-west highway and is 22 km west from Narayanghat.

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Shashwat Dham is one of Nepal’s most popular tourist destinations. With the stunning Ekambareshwar Shiva Temple, a Buddhist centre and a yoga retreat, the site attracts visitors from all walks of life. With the divine blessings of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji and Sri Kanchi Shankaracharya Jagadguru Jayendra Saraswati ji, Shashwat Dham aims to be a destination for everyone to attain spiritual strength, immerse themselves in eternal knowledge passed down by generations of saints and sages of Vedic times and experience love and joy — the true nature of our inner being.

The idea for Shashwat Dham was conceived over 20 years ago when Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji came to Nepal. He told Chaudhary that although Nepal has innumerable temples, it lacked good Karma Kanda Pundits, who were well versed with Vedic knowledge and practices. This inspired Chaudhary to build a temple that wasn’t just a place of worship but a place that delivers true pundits, who uphold and preserve the spiritual and religious values of the Sanatana Dharma.Shashwat Dham hosts a Vedic Karmakanda Gurukul, where young Brahmins can learn the knowledge and ancient methods needed to perform various rites, rituals and poojas alongside their standard education. Its center for Meditation and Yogic sciences is a place to seek happiness, peace and social well-being, which aligns with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Ji’s mission to create a stress- and violence-free society.

It is free to visit the temple and the Hindu and Buddhist museums cost NR100 for one and both are NR150.

To preserve knowledge of ancient writings, Shashwat Dham unearths and conserves Nepal’s ancient manuscripts, where it is estimated that there are more than 20,000 scattered across the nation in different institutions and private collections. There are two museums inside Shashwat Dham, including a Hindu religious museum and Nirvana Museum. The Hindu museum is located in the basement of the Ekambareshwor Mahadev and is dedicated to ideology, philosophy, scriptures, history and traditions.It has also preserved souvenirs from the famous spiritual destinations across Nepal and India to showcase through an audio-visual experience. The Nirvana museum is dedicated to the life of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha and his process of becoming enlightened.

It is also home to numerous beautiful statues, a Dhunge Dhara, a heritage store, Kamal Kunda, Sahastra Saligram, Hanuman Kshetra Temple and the Dharma Kshetra.