|Location:||Maratika Monastery, Khotang District. 185km southwest of Mount Everest, near Lamidanda.|
Maratika Gufa, Maratika CRF, PO Box: 13379, Besigaun-6, Jorpati VDC, Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel: +977-1-4479022.
Halesi VDC, Khotang-4, Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal, Tel: +977-36-429220.
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Maratika Gufa (Maratika Cave) is part of Maratika Monastery, located only 185km south west of Mount Everest. It is also known under the name Haleshi Mahadeva. It was according to legend the retreat of Mahadeva while he was hiding from the monster Bhasmasur. For both Hindus and Buddhist it is a famous pilgrimage centre.