Dolakha is part of Bagmati Pradesh and also one of the district out of seventy-seven districts of Nepal. Dolakha district lies in the eastern part of Nepal. The main headquarter of dolakha district is called charikot. Dolakha covers an area of 2,191 kim2 and has a population of 2,04,229 in 2001 and 1,86,557 in 2011 AD. It is also known as the district with strong religious affiliation. It is popularly known amongst most Nepalese for the temple of Dolakha Bhimeshwor.
The name Dolkha arose from the Sherpa community. In the Sherpa´s language “DO” means stone (dhunga), “LA” means in (maa), and “KHA” means face (mukh) which means “Face in Stone” (dunga ma mukh).
Located in the lap of Gaurishankar Himal, Dolakha district has its own historical and original feature. The city of Dolakha is now known as Dolakha Nagar, with its historical background from the Kirant period to the Lichhavi period. Dolakha, which is especially inhabited by the Newar community, has its own way of life, traditional festivals and ceremonies as well as its own original Newari mother tongue. Due to the development of its culture as an independent state for a decade and a half during the Mallakalin period, the history of Nepal has been known to be incomplete until the history of Dolakha is completed. The city of Dolakha, its historical name was known from Abhaypur till the Mallakalin period, but after the death of Yaksha Malla in Bikram Samvat 1538 BS, the valley was divided into two parts. After that, the word Abhaypur disappeared and the word Dolakha originated. According to the evidences found at that time, how the word Dolakha originated in this way, it is believed that the word Dwalakha became Dolakha as it was Dhwaku-Thulo Lukha-Dhoka i.e. Dwalkha, Thulodhoka. V.S. From 1591 to 1605, the then King Jayendra Singh Dev of Dolakha city minted the first silver coin in the Hindu kingdom during his reign He and Rani Vijayalakshmi Mahadevi had brought in print prints to prove the fact that historical evidences like palm leaf, stone leaf and birch leaf still exist to this day. In making the history of Nepal, Baburam Acharya, after chanting the historical existence of Dolakha, with the tireless efforts of Dhanbajra Bajracharya and Tek Bahadur Shrestha. In the year 2031 BS, “Historical Outline of Dolakha” was prepared in the form of Jamar to keep Dolakha in the pages of history. Champuja is located to the east of Dolakha city, which is considered important in terms of tourist and natural beauty. From here, you can see the beautiful scenery of Tamakoshi flowing in its own lake along with the cool air of Gaurishankar Himal in a melodious voice.The Gaurishankar Himal of natural and religious significance seen from the same place seems to welcome the tourists. Located at an altitude of 7134 m above sea level, Gaurishankar Himal is considered a symbol of Hindu deities Shiva and Mother Parvati and is prohibited for internal and external tourists.
Similarly, Ganesh Twapar including Kalinchok Bhagwati located at an altitude of about 13602 feet above sea level can be easily seen from here. These historical and religious shrines have established this city as an important historical and religious site of the Kingdom of Nepal. herefore, here is an attempt to present an exploratory and analytical analysis about Shri Bhimeshwar, famous in the country and abroad, under the name of Dolakhadhipati, a temple worshiped by three incarnations of one stone. Although one of the Pandavaputras of the Mahabharata period in the Dwapar era, Bhimsen is revered as a hero and a deity who is also a part of Shiva. Although the tradition of Bhimsen Jatra has been carried out and celebrated in different places in different ways, Dolakha Bhimeshwar has its own unique originality and specialty. At that time, Kichak was the chief commander of the state in the palace of Virat. Once Bhimsen had an erotic look at King Virat’s brother-in-law, he could not bear it.
As a result, Kichak was killed by Bhimsen, and Bhimsen chased him to Dolakha, where there was a dense forest at that time. Bhimsen worshiped Mahadev and Bhagwati not only to kill Kichak but also to destroy Kaurava’s side. In the course of time, the stone of the mighty Bhimsen was born and it is customary to worship this stone as Bhimeshwar, according to the locals. Bhimsen used different language to speak to his followers while worshiping Mahadev and Bhagwati. Thus, the different language spoken by Bhimsen and his followers is now being spoken by the Dolakhali Newar community as their mother tongue. It is believed that the Nepali language is a different and older language than the Nepali language spoken in the three cities of the valley.