Positioned amidst emerald forests and on the edges of the glittering River Rangit, Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple is a renowned Hindu pilgrimage site. It is said, that whoever prays at this temple, all his wishes come true if you pray whole-heartedly. However, the temple is also widely visited because the premises houses three separate platforms to pray to Goddess Durga, Lord Rama and Lord Shiva. It is said that Kirateshwar Mahadev is the oldest temple in the state. This sacred temple is also mentioned in the Mahabharata because of its vital role in the epic battle. The main attraction the temple is known for is the festival of the Bala Chaturdesi which takes place in November - December every year. And also Maha Shivaratri, this festival falls in the month of February or March and many devotees from near and far come to attend this auspicious event.
Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva but it also houses two platforms to worship Lord Rama and Goddess Durga. You can visit the temple during festive season and witness the entire town of Legship come alive to celebrate with zest and joy.
The best time to visit this temple is from February to May but if you are a devotee then you can visit during the festivals. Bala Chaturdesi is the first festival celebrated in November and December. Followed by Shivaratri celebrated in February/March.
Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple is located about 500 m from the main town of legship and 20 km from Pelling. You can get taxis to reach to this religious place from Pelling.