Timings - Opening & Closing:
Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM ,
Saturday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM ,
Sunday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM ,
Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM
Dhirdham Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. Situated below the Toy Train Railway Station in Darjeeling, this temple was built by Purna Bahadur Pradhan, the king of Nepal, in 1939.
Designed by the Gorkha architect Beg Raj Sakya, Dhirdham temple appears as a multi-layered pagoda from outside and resembles the Pashupatinath Temple of Katmandu in architecture. The roof of the temple is influenced by Tibetan monasteries. It has a white coloured statue of Lord Shiva facing the temple near its entrance. This statue depicts “Pancha Bakram Tri Netram” and represents five different facial expressions in different moods with the universal third eye.
While visiting Dhirdham Temple, one can also stopover at the Peace Pagoda, Barbotey Rock Garden, and Sandakphu.
Though the temple...