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Godawari Church – First Church of its area


Godawari Church

Godawari church was established in 2011 AD by the christan community of Deurali. It is the only church in Guriwari village and is the oldest one of the Deurali.

 

Reason behind its establishment :

Before 2000’s there were no any people who follow christinity. Later on, people started learning new things and discovered a very intresting religion. Of course, christinity dosn’t sound so much intresting for you but it was completly new experience to follow to whome who didn’t know about christinity is also a religion before. Later on few family started following the religion after some years that number increased. And people used to gather in someone’s house every saterday for prayeing lord. Later on more people started follow the religion and it was diffecult to gather in someone’s house. So, they established a common place to gather and prayer and named it Godawari Church. This is how the church was established.

 

Sister Churches :

There was only one church for all the people of Deurali which wasn’t enough. Before, people from different villages of Deurali used to gather in Godawori Church. It was too far for them to reach there so, christien community of Deurali decided to establish some other sister churches.

1. Belani Church :
Belani Church is the sister church of Godawari church established especially for the people living in two village, Belani and Chaurangi. It was established in 2013 AD. Before people of Beluwa also used to gather here until Beluwa Church was established.

2. Beluwa Church :
Beluwa Church is the sister church of Godawari church established for the people of Beluwa. It was established in 2014 AD. Before 2014 AD people of Beluwa used to gather in Belani Church.

3. Koliya Church :
Koliya Church is the sister church of Godawari church established in 2016 AD. It was established for the people of Koliya and hilly area of Deurali. Now a days people from hilly area don’t come here, as they have their own church which is easily accessable for them.

4. Guheri Church :
Guheri Church was newly established church. Its date of establishment was late 2019. People of hilly villages of Deurali gather here every saterdsay. People from Guheri, Thadakhola, Gaidakhola and Gaijataar gather in this church. Before its establlishment they have to gather in Koliya Church but now its really easy for them.

 

 

Christmas Celebration
Christmas Celebration

Good aspects of Godawari Church :

– They even do small celebrations in hindus and other religion’s major festivals.
– If you are any other religion other than christinity, don’t worry you can even let you enter the church and celebrate with them.
– At the time of christmas, they invites all the people doesn’t matter which religion you follow.
– In conclusion, they respect all religion equally and they have the feeling of religious tolarance.

 

Some bad aspects of Godawari Church :

– You are free to enter the church but you would feel like they even want you to follow the same religion.
– They want to ignore using red colored stuffs to just to show themself different from other religion. ( sounds unbeliable right, but its not only in Godawori Church but in most church of Nepal, but now a days this trend is decreased and almost about to end )
– They actually advertise their religion indirectly which doesn’t seems good thing do.

 

That’s all about Godabari Church. Godawari is not a single church but a group of itself and its sister churches which are all around the Deurali. You are free to visit and learn something new about how they follow their religion. And if you are intrested in following the same religion then are gonna warmly welcome you.

You must visit Godawari church or any of its sister church at the time you christmas. You would enjoy a lot that day. They would offer you a delicious free meal. You can sing and dance with a Santa. Santa even gives you a gift. Christian people of Deurali don’t celebrate Christmas only with their family. Actuall all of them gather togather and celebrate in a group in Church. That’s why you should definately visit the Godawari or its sister church once.

Godawari Church – Maintaining religious tolerance.

 

 

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Thumki Devi Temple – Hindu Holy Temple


Thumki Devi Temple

Thumki Devi Temple is a hindu temple located in a small village called Koliya of Nawalpur District of Nepal. It was eatablished in early 90s, the actual date is unknown. It is the most popular Hindu Temple of this area.

 

Thumki Devi
Thumki Devi

Name and Establishment :

Thumki Devi Temple is not temple which is only reknown for one god/goddess. But, ofcourse mainly Goddess Thumki Devi is worshipped. It has own story on how it was estasblished. There was a big rock than of usual one. And wline people dig that rock, it was said and belived that blood comes out of the rock. And people started worshipping the rock giving it a name as Thumki Devi. This is how the temple was discovered and named.

 

Popularity :

People strongly belives on Thumki Devi Temple, that Thumki Devi will understand their pain and problems, and will help them to overcome those problems. It is the most popular around here because it is the oldest one in this area. According to locals, all the credits of their happiness goes to Thumki Devi. Even schools, youth clubs and other small organizations are named after this temple. Lots of visiters comes from far away comes to visit and worship this temple. People don’t only visit Thumki Devi for worshipping but also for other purpose. Some of them visit for picnic purpose as well. Actually its pretty famous as picnic spot as well. Usually local schools take their students for picnic in Thumki Devi Temple.

As Thumki Devi Temple is in the forest (not deep inside) its not only the home for gods/goddesses but also some small animals like pigeons, monkeys, squerrals and other birds and small wild animals. And that is what its popular for as well.

 

How can you reach there :

You can reach Thumki Devi Temple by bus bikes or any other means of transport. Its not hard to reach Thumki Devi Temple. Reach the village Koliya and check the google maps on your cell phone or ask with any locals, they would surely help you. And be sure cameras aren’t allowed within the main temples.

 

Prefect time to visit :

There is not a fixed time or date to visit Thumki Devi Temple. It totally depends upon you and your purpose of visiting. As its a temple the prefect day to visit would be, whenever you feel like you need to visit. But as already mentioned, it depends upon your purpose of visiting :

A. Worshipping

If you want to visit for worshipping, then it would be best to target some major hindu fastival or holy days. But you are free to visit and worship anytime.

B. Picnic

If your purpose of visit is for picnic programme then don’t target the major fastivals as there are gonne be lots of traffic, so it is not gonna be fun anymore. So, pick a date that suts your team and you.

 

Renovation of Temple
Renovation of Temple

Facilities for visitors :

There are lots of hotels and resorts near to the temple. Thatswhy even you aren’t from that region you can still visit temple and help local business staying in there hotels or resort. Actually we visit temples for worship gods/goddesses not for pleasure but we still need some basic facilities there, right ?

And ya no need to worry ;

– There are some guest houses and hotels near to temple where you can spend your night if you need luxsery/comfort.

– Temple itself provide you slepping bag which you should return next day and you are gonna spent your night on large hall with many other visiters.

– Clean and fresh drinking water 24 hours and washroom too.

– You can found small stalls near by where you can buy materials you need for worshipping.

– Free yoga class every 7PM (only for visiters from out of that region).

 

Major Temples :

There is not only a single temple to worship or visit, there are lots for you to see.

Major god/goddess worshipped in Thumki Devi Temple :

– Thumki Devi

– Shiva

– Ganesh

– Bishnu

– Bhairab

– Kali

 

Don’t get confused there are not just temples of only those short listed gods/goddess. Believe me or not but I’m sure that you won’t be disspointed visiting this holy place. Visit Thumki Devi Temple and clear your soal from bad deeds and starting your new life.

 

 

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