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Nepal
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Khatmand - Gushmeswari Khatmand - Telaju
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  KHATMAND - TELAJU SHRINE

This is a much-hallowed place of worship that lures the visitor's attention in the royal temple, and the deity adored in called Telaju-a war-goddess This Goddess is held in high veneration by every Nepali. The temple is not what it was, it is changed owing to willful destruction caused by the brahmin community. It has an interesting tale. According to the legend, one the princes developed hopeless passion for a charming buxom brahmin beauty. He marred her without parents' consent. The enraged brahmin community wreaked vengeance by bringing the grand temple to the ground level. Their irrepressible anger together with the royal high handedness are thus exposed by this shrine now. There is a belief that the temple is treasuring up "a pointed diamond transmuted from the frontal bone of a Himalayan yogi, and that the very same one was fitted to Srirama's arrow to forming into a sharp tip that brought down Ravana, the king of Ceylon. So, Sri Rama's arrow is here preserved and worshipped. What Hindu India could not get or retain, the alien Nepal had secured and is adoring as a relic. How grand! Let us stand and salute to that mighty arrow for keeping Dharmadwaja fluttering since then. Regular and annual festivals are being carried on with due veneration.

It is in the famous temple of Khatmand, the capital of Nepal, accessible by air and road.

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