Parbat District is a cragged area of Nepal. it’s a part of Dhawalagiri Zone and one in all the 75 districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Kusma as its district headquarters, covers a section of 536 km² and contains a population (2011) of 146590. expectancy of the individuals is 58 years. The common literacy rate is about 68.15% (61.99% female and 75.82% male). Parbat has multi-ethnic compositions; majorities are Brahman, Chhetri, Thakuri, and Sanyashi (Giri and Puri). Majority of people pursue Hindu religion as 89.48% followed by Buddhist as 9.32%, then Islam 0.43%. Common communication language is Nepali (87.89%) followed by Magar (5.56%) and Gurung (4.51%).
It is mainly renowned for the Gupteshowr & Alapeswor Cave, which is visited by thousands of pilgrims throughout Shivaratri. it’s also noted for the Dahere Deurali Temple, which is visited by thousands of pilgrims during Balachaturdanshai.
Dahere Deurali Temple: The temple is crowded with devotees especially throughout the day of Bala Chaturdashi.
Dahere lek: It’s named Dahere Lek for it holds a mountain shaped like an upturned funnel with a hole in it. Dahere lek is also named as Nilkantha Parbat because it is worshipped in an image of Nilkantha. One can hear the sound of coin descend to the very extremity if a coin is lowered down from the hole in the mountain.
Gupteswor Cave: It is also known as Bhaludulo, it’s situated at an altitude of 1294m higher than water level and is one of the longest caves of Nepal. It’s situated 0.6 kilometer far from Kusma and so lies at fifteen minutes walking distance far from Kusma. There are pictures of many Hindu gods and divinities like Lord Shiva with his female counterpart Parvati and Saraswati. Waterfall and presence of bats inside the cave supplement the beauty of this cave. Individuals from far and wide visit this cave, especially throughout Chaite Dashain and Shivaratri. according to Srimad Bhagwat, Gupteswor Cave was the place where Lord Krishna met with Jambawan.
Durlung: Durlung lies 260km west of Kathmandu at an altitude of 868m higher than water level.
KusmaBazaar: Kusma is found fifty-seven kilometers far from Pokhara at an altitude of 1294 m above water level. Kusma Bazaar is a trade area belonging to Kusma. Kusma once served as a prime trade route in between Pokhara and Baglung. Suspension bridge links the Western part of the Bazaar with Pipaltari VDC. Pokhara Baglung road connects Kusma with the National Road. The term- Kusma is believed to have been derived from the Sanskritic language term Kusum which implies flower. It’s aforesaid the land was christened as Kusum by a sage who was on the way to Muktinath when he saw the land coated with varieties of flowers. The word Kusum modified to Kusma in course of time.
KatuwaChaupari: KatuwaChaupari is a plain area from where gorgeous visions of Mount Dhaulagiri and Machhapucchre mountain will clearly be viewed. It’s rich in natural resources and is the home for Alape Cave, Patheswori Temple, Malami Dada, and Pahare pond, Soltee pond and Chhahare pond. Chinne river and Malangdi river are 2 ever flowing rivers of Katuwachaupari.
Phalewas: Phalewas is a village lying in Parbat District which has been divided into 2 villages specifically KhaniGaon and Devisthan Villages. Individuals from different races dwell in Phalewas who have adopted agriculture as a major source of living. It’s primarily a plain area and lies near to the KaliGandaki river. So one can even have an exciting experience of rafting in KaliGandaki river from Phalewas.
Modi Beni: It’s renowned for Narsingha temple and dishes of fish from Malayangdi and Modi Rivers. Since the place lies close to the confluence of 2 rivers- Madi river and Kali Gandaki river it was named Beni while the water tasted of Madhutherefore it was named Madhu. Later the name modified to ModiBeni from MadhuBeni.