Perched over an elevation of 3490 m above the sea level, the trek to this temple is quite a task. However, it is not without a fruit. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is considered to be one of the oldest religious places in India.
It is said that in order to avoid meeting with Pandavas, who came here to seek his blessing after the war of Mahabharata, Lord Shiva transformed into a bull here. Despite it's difficult way uphill, it is flocked with devotees in large number to worship Lord Shiva. Inside the temple, an idol of Shiva lingam in the shape of naval is placed along with the idol of Goddess Parvati and Ardhanarishwara (half Shiva and half Parvati idol). However, the temple is closed during the months of November to April during which the prayer is shifted to Ukhimath.
Lakhan Murmu2 years ago