Devghat

One of the most sacred, holy place in Hindu mythology. Located at the junction of Krishna Gandaki and SaptaGandaki in Central Nepal. Its 7 km from Narayngarh, 8 km from Bharatpur, 20 km from Sauraha (another tourist city) and around 200 km southwest from Kathmandu City in Nepal. It has superior natural attraction, excellent climate all around the year. Its the place for BANAPRASTHA in Hindu culture. Habilitates many retirement homes. It contains several natural caves, goddess Sita cave, Radha Krishna, Laxmi Narayan, Shankar, Sita Ram temples, Bageswari Temple, Laxmi Narayan DivyaDham, MaulaKalika Temple etc. Its the place of Hindu sadhus and santa. It has three high schools, one post-graduate college, oneayurvedic health post. Health check up at Allopathic clinic is regularly conducted on weekly basis by different health institutions. Its also a proposed site for SaptaGandaki Hydropower Project of Government of Nepal. Few renowned personalities of this places are Swami AatmanandaGiri, Swami GyanandaSaraswati, Khem Raj KeshavSharanMaharaj, GopalSharanDevacharya, LaxmiSharanPaudel, Ruk Mini Sharan, Dilli Rama Baba, Dr Krishna Prasad Khanal, Dr Guru Prasad Subedi etc. This city is surrounded by tropical forest rich in many flora of ayurbedic importance, fauna and is the habitat for rare one horned rhinocerous, royal Bengal tigers.

Transportation

Bus service is available from the Pokhara bus station in Narayangarh city while private taxies and cars can be hired in the city.Religious sites

Devghat is home to various temples and caves of Hindu gods, goddesses, and saints including Goddess Sita's cave, Bashistha Cave, Radha Krishna Temple, Galeshwor Temple, Sita Ram Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Shankaracharya Temple, Bageshori Temple, Laxmi Narayan DivyaDham, MaulaKalika Temple, and Bishwa Shanti Dharmashala among others. Mahesh Sanyas, Hari Hara, SharanaGati, Galeshwor, RadhaSarbeshworBhajan and Yogi NarahariNath are ashrams where various religious activities are performed all year round. In MakarSankranti, huge melas (gatherings) are observed each year making it one of the largest religious melas in Nepal. The date when this festival started remains unknown. Hindu pilgrims bathe at the junction of the Krishna Gandaki river well known for its rare 'SaligramSheela (holy stone), which Hindu devotees worship as Lord Vishnu which are in India.

Modern development

Devghat is in a modern transitional stage of development. It has three high schools, one post-graduate college, three retirement home projects, one ayurvedic health station, part of Bharatpur medical college, the guest house of B P Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital etc. Volunteers from various health organizations provide free health check up camps on a regular basis. A historic suspension bridge connects the Tanahun and Chitwan districts of the town.

The government of Nepal has established Devghat Area Development Committee for the integrated development of this area while the non-resident Nepalese Association has established a project to construct 200 retirement homes in the Chitwan district of the town.

A proposed Saptagandaki hydropower plant is in the pipeline for construction. It is expected that living standards in the area will improve if the project goes ahead.
Devghat Area Development committee has started constructing the hindu end of life ritual sites under the economic assistance of Government of Nepal. It has been said the officials of this institution involve and focus more time in the corruption rather than focusing in the developmental works. Despite many asistance and residential place of well-known ex-officials, political appointment and corruption has become the main obstacle for the further development of Devghat area. Many sanyasians and gurus are more involved for their self-benefit or work for their own family rather than working for the society.