About Kali MandirJust a few kilometers ahead from Pharping, you will find a blood soaked temple of Dakshinkali. The temple, popularly known as Kali Mandir around the world is a favorite Hindu pilgrimage destination. This place, which was undamaged in the 2015 earthquake is set at the confluence of two sacred streams in the region. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali, an incarnation of Parvati, the wife of Shiva.
Highlights: While Hinduism usually promotes vegetarianism, this temple has a lot of blood and a number of animals sacrificed for the goddess. It is believed that Goddess Kali has a blood-lust. Therefore, the pilgrims bring anything from ducks to goats, pigs to sheep and even buffalo as a gift for the goddess. These are cut into meat by priests, who are quite skillful butchers. The temple has a religious bazaar as well.
Timings: Open from early morning to 8/9 pm.