Around 300 years back, Tauleshwar Mahadev’s temple was constructed in the middle of Taulihawa bazaar. The bazaar was named Taulihawa after the Tauleshwar temple which is situated at the heart of Taulihawa. The temple is equally important from architectural and traditional point of view. This devalaya was constructed when the influence of Nath and Nathi was increasing in Saiba community. Long before people started dwelling in Taulihawa, shepherds from various places used to bring their animals to this place for grazing. Once they were trying to sharpen their sickle upon black-blue stone present at the place when out of the blue, blood droplets were seen on the stone’s surface. The incident created huge ruckus and landlords from villages of Kapilvastu, Rupandehi, Nawalparasi and Butwal gathered and established a temple for the Shivalinga. Slowly, worshippers started visiting the sacred place to worship and pray Lord Shiva to grant them their wishes. The place became famous pilgrimage and its name spread far and wide. In 1960 B.S., a huge fire burnt down the temple and the bazaar. The fire soon spread till the outbounds of Mainihawa village. While reconstructing the temple, the Ranas found Gajraj Puri and Laxmi Puri cutting down the temple wood. they were caught and sent to jail in Kathmandu. They were set free after a month when PM Bir Shumser saw a dream where causalties occurred by not setting the Babajis free. After that incident, the Babajis were allowed to establish guthis in seven villages, cut required amount of wood and were also provisioned to achieve position of Nayab Subba. Gajraj Puri wished to build Shivalaya near Bagmati so he provided funds to his younger brother Laxmi Puri and Shideshwor Mahadev temple was built in Tripureshwor. After the demise of Gajraj, the devalaya was looked after by Gopal Puri and HemRaj Puri. The excess land of devalaya was on auction except land covered by devalaya when the owners were not able to pay Rs. 60,000 as land and revenue tax. Gajraj and Gopal Puri breathed their last in Kashi. Hemraj Puri, who was looking after devalaya in Nepalgunj also moved to Kashi, later on. Gopal Puri had two sons – Gopinath and Kameshwor Puri. They had property in Nepal as well as in an Indian village, Siddharthanagar. Both the sons dedicated their wealth for development of Nepalese society and tradition. In 1993 B.S., a library was constructed in the name of Shree Pashupati Pratap Puri in the devalaya area. Establishment of this library helped in developing education sector during the Rana regime. This library is still present in the very location. In 1975 B.S.Tauleshwarnath Sanskrit Pradan Pathsala was established within the temple area and was completely controlled by the government. In the present scenario, the school is named Tauleshwarnath Sanskrit Secondary School. Similarly, Buddha Padya Secondary School was also started from the devalaya area in 2006 BS. dharmasalas, pati and pauwas established nearby the temple area of religious, traditional as well as educational importance. The youngest daughter-in-law of Hemlal, Bindabasini Goswyami enhanced the outlook of the devalaya during the temple maintenance in 2031 BS. Here puja is conducted in a daily basis. There also prevails a custom of worshipping Shivalinga by milk and offering milk to Bandaganga river when months of Jestha and Ashar go dry.

Temple of Tauleshwarnath
Temple of Tauleshwarnath
Shivling of Tauleshwarnath