A Travel Guide To Joshimath

Shirkhand Mahadev, Sarahan

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Shrikhand Mahadev, located at an altitude of 5155 m above sea level, is a famous Hindu pilgrimage centre, devoted to the Hindu god of destruction, Shiva. According to a legend, Shiva meditated at this peak. Another legend associated with this place is that the Pandavas from the great Indian epic, the Mahabharata, trekked to this peak.

Locals claim that there is a miracle associated with the ‘shivalingam’, the symbol of Shiva, located on this peak. They say that even though snow falls in this peak all round the year, snow does not gather on the ‘shivalingam’ and melts as soon as it falls. Shrikhand Mahadev is a part of the Great Himalaya National Park, thus it offers beautiful sceneries of rich flora to visitors.

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