Brief Introduction

Okhladhunga District is one of the 14 districts of Province 1 and other 13 districts are Solukhumbhu,Sankhuwa sabha,Taplejung,Panchthar,illam,Jhapa,Morang,Sunsari, Dhankuta,Bhojpur, Khotang and Udaypur.Solukhumbhu lies in North-east , khotang in the east and Udaypur in the south-east of okhaldhunga.The district, covers an area of 1,074.5 km² and had a population of 156,702 in 2001 and 147,984 in 2011.Okhaldjunga is the place where Siddhicharan Shrestha was born.

 According to legend, this hilly district was located in Mithila State ruled by King Janak. It is said that during Mahabharata period , Bhim had eaten his food by beating rice in a deep holed stone like Okhal (traditional Nepali grinding device made of wood or stone to beat rice, squeeze mustard etc.), so this place was named after that Okhal like stone called Okhaldhunga. Similarly, it is also said that, during Malla regime King Lakshmi Narsingh Malla of Kathmandu has sent his troops for the extension of his State under the leadership of Bhim Malla in this region which reached to this place conquering the eastern parts and ate food by beating rice in a deep holed stone like Okhal  displacing  Kiraats ruling here, so this place named as Okhaldhunga. The same Okhal of stone is kept safe in Siddhicharan Municipality Ward No. 5 of Okhaldhunga district along with Siddhicharan Park so that anyone can easily observe.