Barahakshetra is situated at ward no-1 of Barahakshetra V.D.C, Sunsari district in the Eastern Development Region of Nepal. It is nearly 8km north from the Chatara township. Baraha Kshetra lies in the confluence of river Saptakoshi and Koka. This convergence of Koka and Saptakoshi known as Kaushiki Dovan has always been a very important religious site. In the immediate vicinity of Baraha Kshetra lies Dhankuta towards north, Dauda and Chatara towards south, Maina-Maina VDC towards west and Surya kunda and Bishnu Paduka located to the east .
Delineation of geographical coverage of the Barahakshetra is different in various literatures. According to Baraha Puran the geographical area of the Barahakshetra covers Ram Dhuni, Bishnu Paduka, Pindeswar and Chatara. As an administrative boundary, Barahakshetra covers from Pachanal to Koka and up to confluence of Koshi . Barahakshetra extends upto Chhintang Devi temple to the north.
Barahakshetra is accessible by vehicular road. Distance from Dharan to Chatara is 16 km. Barahakshetra temple in particular is eight kilometer away from Chatara.
There are three major entry points to Barahakshetra. First, from the east, Kakarbhitta is the entry point. There are many religious places encountered en route. Biratnagar and Janakpur to the south and west are the places from where Indian pilgrims enter to visit Barahakshetra.
'Koka Mukh Tirtha' is mentioned in 'Mahabharat', believed to have been written during 1200 A.D. Thus, Barahakshetra may be the oldest 'Tirth' (Holy place). This implies that for over 3200 years, pilgrims have been visiting Barahakshetra for taking holy dip from India and within the country. In the long run, people started forgetting the name 'Koka Mukh' as Barahakshetra got popular.
The Kirant Dynasty observed this area as a highly religious place, sixth Kirant King Jete-dastee started 'Kartik' and 'Makar Mela' here and established Guthi to run the facility. The main temple complex was rehabilitate in 1710 BS. King Vijaya Sen (1641-66) also established a Guthi.
Baraha Kshetra is considered as one of the religiously very revered sites in Nepal. As per the Hindu mythology and Hindu religious belief out of the four main 'Kshetra's' (Holy places), Harihar and Kuru-Kshetra lie in India and the other two i.e., Mukti- Kshetra, Baraha Kshetra lie in Nepal. Mukti-Kshetra situated in mid-western section beyond Himalaya near the township Jomsom in the district of Mustang of Nepal has already been established as prime religious and Tourist Destination.
One of the tourism destination we compiled in 2003...from the archive of our religious destination projects submitted to Nepal tourism Board .
This 3d animation tries to depict the surrounding of that area to a very large extent.