Tal Barahi is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in Nepal and countless Hindus come to worship the deity. Tal Barahi Temple, also known as Lake Temple or Barahi Temple is a two-story pagoda temple located in the Kaski District of the Gandaki Zone in western Nepal. It is a hindu temple of the Goddess Durga (Barahi), the protector of gods. It is located in a small island on the south east section of Phewa Lake in Pokhara. The temple is used for worship by both Hindus and Buddhists.
The actual date of its establishment is unknown, but according to a local legend it is said that a small temple of Barahi was established at the centre of the Phewa Lake in 1682 AD.Barahi Temple is a very important center of worship for the Hindu devotees. Tourists are likely to see worshipers making their way to the temple on saturdays carrying way to the temple on saturdays carrying animals for sacrifice.
The original structure of the temple is made of stone and has a thadched roof. The dramatic beauty of its location it self attracts everyone. As the Temple is on a small island in Phewa lake, the only way to visit it is by boat. Tal Barahi is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in Nepal and countless Hindus come to worship the deity.The legend has it that many years ago a deity named Barahi came here to see the local People here but later decided to live here permanently. The temple located in the heart the Pokhara valley at lakeside and is easy to get to from any part of Pokhara.
The lake itself is a major attraction drawing those who enjoy water sports, families and those who simply love absorbing the beautiful scenery. The warm waters are inviting and ideal for a trip on a little wooden boat, which can be rented along the shoreline.
Along the Lakeside section of Phewa, visitors can explore the various souvenir stores, bookshops and restaurants. Simply hop aboard a boat and float out to the island in the center, to discover even more treasures.