Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple

Located on the bank of the Rangit River, Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple is a must visit religious sight for every tourist on their tour to Legship, West Sikkim. The temple is located at a distance of 5 km from Pelling and is connected with Geyzing and Pemayangtse. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has lots of tales connected to the Hindu epic, Mahabharata. According to legends, this is the place where Lord Shiva appeared in front of Arjuna in the disguise of a hunter and blessed him to attain success in the war of Mahabharata.

Currently, there is a guest house within the premises of the temple, and it can accommodate more than 500 people. The temple is at its liveliest during the months of November and December as the famous festival Bala Chaturdesi is celebrated during this time.