Haleshi is the most ancient and holiest places of Nepal, it is very popular as The Pashupatinath of eastern Nepal. It is situated at the hilly region of the country in between the holy rivers Dudh Koshi to the right and Sunkoshi to the left.
The temple is situated at the top of a small hill inside a beautiful cave. There lie other numerous small beautiful caves too.
Here, the image of the god is inside the cave, which is full of natural beauty. Inside the cave is dark and there are bats flying here and there.
It is also a kind of pride for the people living there, as it is as famous as other temples like the Pashupatinath, the Lumbini etc. even internationally. It is the natural cave, which lies in the 4th remote hilly region and is believed to be in existence since 6000 years.
It is the place full of natural beauty and cultural inheritance. It is popular among the Hindus as well as the Buddhists all over the world.
Sakhada (Chinnamasta Bhagawati) is a famous temple and Shakti Peethas in Eastern Nepal. It is situated in Chinnamasta VDC, Saptari, 10 km from Rajbiraj and also near to Indian Border.
This Temple is the main attraction for Nepal and Indian Pilgrims. People from all over Nepal and India come here in Bada Dashain and other festivals. Some thousands of goats are sacrificed here during Dashain.
According to Ancient History and Hindu Legend in 1097 when Muslim Kingdoms's attacks in Karnataka king Nanyadeva state then he left his state and ran through Pataliputra and came to stay in Simraungadh (Bara) and made it his capital at that time.
These Nanyadeva the fifth generation descendant of the king were Sakrasinha Dev. He comes to Saptari district to live his rest of life. At that time the place is full of forest, one day when he starts cleaning the forest he found the statue of the goddess Bhagwati.
According to legend, he established the deity goddess of his name Sakhreswari. King Sakrasinha Dev built the temple of Chinnamasta. More than three century the temple is known as Sakhreswari Bhagawati.
Since shortly after the severed head of the goddess Bhagawati, it is said as Chinnamasta Bhagawati.