Swargdwari situated in the Pyuthan district
in the western region of Nepal at 1740m.
Swargdwari is also
famous for the Vedic
Yagyan set up by Swami Shree Hansananda Giri
Swargdwari Mahaprabhu. Legend has it that
the king of all deities; Indra had also
performed a Yagyan in Satya Yuga at this
place. It is "a must see" destination for
Hindu pilgrims. There is the Swargdwari
temple. Many believe that the Swargdwari
Guru Maharaj was an incarnation of God.
This is a hilltop temple complex and
pilgrimage site in Pyuthan District, Nepal
commemorating the special role of cows in
Hindusim. It is said to have been founded by
one Guru Maharaj who spent most of his life
in the vicinity herding and milking
thousands of cows. According to traditional
stories, some of his devotees followed him
to see where he took the cows.
Before he left physical body the Guru gave
some of his powers to a few disciples. On
the day he departed his physical body by his
own wish, a number of people gathered around
him at the place where he habitually
meditated. The Guru left his body after
bidding goodbye to his disciples and other
followers. His favourite cow also died at
the same instant, then the rest of the cows
miraculously disappeared within a few days.
There are also accounts of cows emptying
their milk by themselves every day at the
same time, at the place where the Guru died.
Swargdwari is counted among Nepal's top
pilgrimage sites and is listed in a national
inventory of cultural and historic heritage
As of 2009, a cable car to the temple
complex was under construction. In the
aftermath of the 1996-2006 Nepalese Civil
War, donations of straw and hay had
diminished to a point where resident cattle
at Swargdwari were in danger of starving.