Chhaling (Nepali: छालिङ) is a village and former Village Development Committee that is now part (Ward-5) of Changunarayan Municipality in Province No. 3 of central Nepal. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 8,129 with 1,817 houses in it. It is situated at about a distance of 20 kilometers from the capital city Kathmandu.
Village of Changunarayan Municipality-Ward-5
|Province||Province No. 3|
|Time zone||UTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)|
The name "Chhaling" is believed to be derived from two words "छाले गाउँ"- "Chhala" meaning-skin and "Gaun" meaning-village as it was believed to be an area of animal skin and leather materials during the 18th century.
Most of the people are Brahmins and Chhetris also including a major number of population of "Sanyasi" meaning Saints/Sages and few Newars too. There are also few number of people from Mongolian descents living in the upper part of the hill.
In ancient times of kirat and lichhavi dynasty it was known by Gopal dranga. It was under king Prathav Malla of Bishal Nagar. Chhaling has been a major route to one of the most popular tourist destinations-Nagarkot, being near to the Capital. There are a number of popular religious destinations like Panchamukhe Hanuman also named Trisuldada, where it is said to have the biggest Trident(Trisul) made of Copper in the world. Mahalaxmi Temple, Machhendranath and Manakamana Temple and panchamahalaxhmi trample
are also quite popular among the locals.
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