Tour Activities Around Resunga
Lying at the confluence of the Ruru and Kaligandaki rivers, where the districts of Palpa, Gulmi, and Syanja intersect, Ridi, also known as Rurukshetra, has been described in the Hiamavatkhanda and Varaha Puranas as a sacred place. Shaligrams, which are worshipped as the manifestation of Lord Vishnu, are found here in great abundance, and it is an idol of Rishikesha made completely of shaligrams that is the chief object of worship here. It was found in the waters of the Kaligandaki by King Mukunda Sen, who subsequently built a temple to house the idol. The temple itself was rebuilt in 1762 AD by Ranadutta Pandey. With numerous temples of other gods and goddesses present, Ridi is an important place of pilgrimge, particularly for those that wish to perform Pitri Tarpana in the Kaligandaki river, and thousands of devotees visit the site every year, especially during the festivals of Kartika Purnima and Makar Sankranti.