Dhirdham Temple in Darjeeling

Dhirdham Temple Overview

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Situated in proximity to the railway station, Dhirdham Temple is a popular shrine in the hill station of Darjeeling. Dedicated to Lord Shiva - considered as the Supreme God in Hinduism, this temple attracts countless devotees from all corners of the state and beyond. Owing to its serene surroundings and peaceful ambience, this temple has become a place of meditation for many.

The pagoda-style architecture of this temple is inspired from the Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal. This temple was built in the year 1939, under the patronage of Purna Bahadur Pradhan – Nepal's reigning king at that time. The man behind the beautiful structure of the shrine was Beg Raj Sakya, an eminent Gorkha architect. The intricately carved and colourful roof of this temple is attractive, and the idol of Lord Shiva exudes palpable spiritual energy. This idol symbolises Pancha Bakram Trinetram, which is a depiction of five varied facial expressions of Lord Shiva and His supremely powerful third eye.

  • Opening Closing Time 08:00 am – 06:00 pm (Daily)

  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

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Near Darjeeling Railway Station, Darjeeling, 734101, West Bengal