Hetauda- Bhutan Devi Temple is a famous temple located in Hetauda Ward No. 10 of Makwanpur District of Bagmati Province.
This temple, which has a history of the Mahabharata period, is visited by Hindu devotees and religious pilgrims on a daily basis. Especially on Saturdays or during auspicious festivals, pilgrims from all over the country come with deep faith in Bhutan Devi.
From the Hetauda bus stand, one can reach the Bhutan Devi Temple in Hetauda by a 15-minute walk through the road. It is said that the design of the temple is based on the Vaastu principle, which holds the value of the temple with the belief that after worshiping at Bhutandevi temple, one will overcome serious difficulties, problems and fears.
In the temple premises, the idol of Mahishasura can be seen transformed from a buffalo into a human being when killed by the goddess. The temple also has idols of Lakshmi-Narayan, Radha-Krishna and it is believed that they hold the power of all these gods and goddesses.
Bhutan Devi Temple is a true symbol of ancient Nepali art and culture. The physical beauty of this temple is also fascinating.
Bhutan Devi is also known as Hidimbi. Bhutandevi is also regarded as another form of Goddess Durga and is also said to be the wife of Bhima (one of the Pandavas). Goddess Durga is an avatar of Parvati.