Vageshwori

Situated in Nepalgunj, Banke district of mid-western region of Nepal, the temple of goddess Vageshwori is famous as the goddess of wisdom and knowledge. Goddess Vageshwori is one of the sites of power, Shaktipeetha. Like Guhyashwori, this place is recognized as the site where Satidevi’s tongue had fallen apart as her decaying body was being carried by her husband, Lord Shiva.

There is an image of the goddess Bhagavati on her ride, tiger. The premise of the temple is enriched with images of Lord Ganesha, Goddess Mahakali, Lord Krishna and other gods and goddesses. At the entrance of the temple are huge and life-like images of lions. One specialty of this temple is that a lamp in a shelf at the left corner always remains ablaze uninterrupted. Priests from Nath clan perform their holy rites everyday.