Kakrebihar: Hindu-Buddhist Temple with Green Scenic View
–Nepalayatimes/ Dipak Parajuli
Kakrebihar is a Hindu-Buddhist temple which is situated over a small mountain which lies in Birendranagar municipality in Surkhet district of Nepal. It is located with 3 km (i.e. 10 minutes by ) distance from Mangalgadhi chowk, Surkhet. The temple is made by solid stone with attractive bronze Idols of Hindu gods and goddess along Buddha and believed to be built on the 12th century. The place is also referred to as ‘Buddha Bihar’ which means, Buddha’s place or area, and is famous for its own natural beauty. The temple has a shape like the seed of cucumber thus it is called Kakrebihar and it’s yet the mythological value about its name.
The main attraction of Karkebihar includes the good sceneries of green jungle and various species of birds and this place attracts people of the different community from different part of the country for Karkebihar trekking and to see its rich art. Many of the sagas of Karkebihar is famous among the people living in this area and local villagers also said that “the Pandavas” (heroes of Mahabharata) come to this area and built a cottage for their living and passed their Banabas Period.
Moreover, the place is getting famous day by day in different foreign countries especially Buddhist countries like Japan, China and Tibet and many archeologists from these countries are visiting KakreBihar and trying to find more facts about its art and importance.
However, KakreBihar is the best destination for trekking and to observe its rich art and green jungle with many species of birds.
In similar ways, the place also seems to be the most effective source to make its arts, sagas and their importance is known globally and can help its resident to find new opportunities by its antique art and importance.