Bhojpur: A place famous for khukuri


Bhojpur is one of the beautiful destinations covered by greenery hills and beautiful mountains located in the koshi zone(Province no. 1) which lies in the eastern part of our country. It covers an area of 13.45 sq. km. According to the census 2011, it has a population of about 203,016. There is total 8 municipalities in this district. It is also one of the best places for trekking in Nepal.

Why is Bhojpur famous for khukuri?

Bhojpur, The word itself reminds us the place known as famous for khukhuri but ,less people know why this place is famous for khukuri. We all might be curious about these things but we never really try to search about it or let our curiosity known.

Bhojpur Khukhuri

Bhojpur, a eastern part of village of Nepal where farming is the prime source of livelihood is famous for its khukuris. The khukuri is named after this very old village as it is the original source. Farmers of this place used it to accomplish their daily domestic and livelihood activities that require cutting and hacking and still today use it. As to accomplish their daily chores and activities a sharp edge and metallic tool is required to make a successful living. It is also a weapon to safeguard own self from predators and offenders.
It is old and treasured khukuri has its own traditional and religions values in Nepalese culture. It is also believed that a Bhojpure khukuri would bring good fortune and prosperity when kept at home, it would also safe guard a home from evil spirits, would help a man sleep well when kept under his pillow, a bridegroom carries his ancestral Bhojpure khukuri in his sash during marriage ceremony to represent his entire family and some typical families discard a Bhojpure khukuri belonging to the dead man in his last rite believing it would scare away all evil spirits and take its master to heaven. Most of the Nepalese have khukuris at their home due to these beliefs.
The Bhojpure khukuri which gets its name from this place is broader, thicker and mostly come in standard size of 10-12” long (blade). A Bhojpure khukuri is fatter and heavier than the standard army knives. The blade is also made thicker to ease and quicken the cutting action but it is very simple in structure.

Caste, Language, Ethnic groups and Religions:

It is an inhabitat of Ethnic grous like Rai, Newar, Sherpa, Tamang, Magar, Chhetri, Brahmin etc. Different languages like Nepali, Tamang, Sherpa, Newar, Magar etc are spoken by the people living in this place. People living here mostly follow Hindu, Kirat, Buddhism and Christianity religions.


About 69% of the people living there are literate. Among them, only 61% are Female and 78% are male who are literate.


There are total 18 mountains present in Nepal. Among them, Ramite Dada is the highest mountain having altitude of 3028 m. Similarly, Chankhe dada is the smallest mountain having altitude of 422 m.


Chyangre Pokhari, Haas Pokhari, Kal Pokhari, Kal Pokhari, Manedanda Pokhari, Nira Pokhari and Salpa Pokhari are the lakes which are the also a part of the beauty of Bhojpur districts.

Haas pokhari, Bhojpur

Religious Sites:

This district is not only full of beauty of nature but also it has many religious sites like Bhimsen Temple, Ajima Mata Temple, Siddhibinayak Temple, Panchbuddha Chaitya temple, Sidhhakali Temple and Hatuwa Gadhi Temple.

Many people are still unknown about these places, despite of all the beauty which is rich in culture, ethnicity, religion and nature present in this district.

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