new Delhi. Himachal Pradesh has always been called the land of gods and goddesses. Himachal is also known as Devbhoomi. Many Gods and Goddesses are sitting here. By the way, there is a temple of many deities here, but the temple of Shrikhand Mahadev, situated at a height of 1850 feet from Kullu district, where many people dream of going. So today we will tell you some interesting and mysterious facts about Shrikhand Mahadev.
It is said that the Amarnath and Kedarnath yatra is nothing before the Shrikhand yatra.
. It is the belief of those who have come to visit all three places. Its view is nothing less than heaven. Shrikhand Mahadev is adjacent to the Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal. Local people believe that Lord Shiva resides here. The height of this Shivling is 72 feet.
The climb of Shrikhand Mahadev is not less than any difficult exam
The ascent of Shrikhand Mahadev is nothing short of a difficult test. Despite this, devotees from India and abroad come to Kullu in large numbers to visit Shrikhand Mahadev. To reach the temple, we climb 25 km. Many times during the climb, devotees also die. It can also be said that climbing it is nothing short of an ordeal.
History of Shrikhand Mahadev
The demon Bhasmasura did severe penance to Shiva. Pleased with that, Lord Shiva appeared and asked him to ask for a boon. Bhasmasura asked for a boon from Shiva that the one he laid his hands on should be consumed. Shiva gave a boon to Bhasmasura. After getting the boon, Bhasmasura was filled with pride. He prepared to burn Lord Shiva. To avoid this, Lord Shiva had to hide in a cave located in Deodank of Nirmand. Lord Shiva had to stay here for several months.
At the same time, Lord Vishnu took the form of a beautiful woman named Mohini to save Shiva and eliminate Bhasmasura. Bhasmasura too was fascinated by its beauty. Mohini asked Bhasmasura to dance with her, Bhasmasura also agreed. He started dancing with Mohini. Meanwhile, showing cleverness, Mohini placed her hand on the head during the dance. Seeing this, Bhasmasura was consumed as soon as he placed his hand on his head.
Lord Shiva trapped in cave
After the destruction of Bhasmasura, all the deities reached the mountain and prayed to Lord Shiva to come out of here. But Bholenath got trapped in a cave. He could not get out from here. He appeared in a form of power on the top of this mountain through a secret path.
When Lord Shiva started going from here, there was a huge explosion here after which a huge stone of Shivling shape survived. After worshiping it as Shivalinga, worship started after that. Along with this there are two big rocks which are worshiped in the name of Maa Parvati and Lord Ganesha. On the way to Srikhand Mahadev, special rocks are also found on the way, on which some articles are written. It is said that Bhima used them to make stairs to go to heaven. But due to lack of time, the whole stairs could not be built.
Registration will have to be done to visit Shrikhand Mahadev
During this ancient journey, every traveler is registered after the medical checkup at the base camp to be set up in Sinhagad. Every passenger has to pay a registration fee of Rs 150. A souvenir of Srikhand Mahadev Yatra Trust is also given during registration.