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Today I’m Gonna talk everything I know about Shrikhand Mahadev (18700Ft). Actually, In this June-July we are planning to go to meet our Load Shiv, up there in the mountains. You can also join us on Facebook if you want to go there too, Shrikhand Yatra 2017, This is a 35 km harsh track to trek which takes 10 days to complete yatra, and this trek is not meant for physically ill and weak hearted. The trek ascends through the alpine meadows to a 72 feet pinnacle of rock called Shivlinga.
Shrikhand Mahadev comes into the Toughest Himalayan Treks, this place is surrounded by the mystery of our nature. every single view has its own beauty which you can’t describe in words.
Shrikhand Mahadev is also Known as the Home of Lord Shiva, this place is situated in North India, way up in the mountains.
Story Behind The Shrikhand Mahadev
There are some legend and myth that revolves around, that once there was a demon called Bhasmasur who lives there. He preached and pleased Lord Shiva with hard worship. Lord Shiva responded to him and accorded him by granting his wish, with a power and called Basma Kangan. Now, whenever Bhasmasur touches anything he will turn that thing into ashes.
Bhasmasur who is full with of ego and pride right now, he thought What If I (Bhasmasur) turns Lord Shiva into ashes. I will rule this Heavenly world and no one dare to Disobey Me.But Lord Shiva was already aware of this thing, he vanished into the cave and appeared on the mountaintop, as he took help of Lord Vishnu. Vishnu transformed himself into a female enchanter, Mohini, and tricked Bhasmasur to touch his own head, which turns Bhasmasur into the ashes with his own hands. Mountain top, where Lord Shiva stood is known as Shrikhand Mahadev.
When to Start Shrikhand Mahadev Trek
Every year a local committee conducts a trek – this year their period of the journey is from July 15, 2017, to July 25, 2017 (TEN DAYS).Lots of Lord Shiva devotees undertake the difficult trek to the mountain during the main pilgrimage season (July – August). Atop the mountain, there is a small shrine of Shiva.
Devotees believe that Lord Shiva meditated at Shrikhand and the Pandavas too had trekked to the peak.
Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra is usually undertaken or conduct to coincide with the Ashada Poornima (full moon day in June or July) – as per the Hindu Vikram calendar. It continues till the Purnima of Ashwin month (full moon day of September or October).
Himachal Pradesh state government organizes a pilgrimage tour during the month of July and August. Scores of Lord Shiva devotees also accompany the Chhadi yatra – the journey carrying the holy mace – to the temple at Srikhand Mahadev.
How To Reach Shrikhand Mahadev
Step1: From Delhi To Chandigarh (Bus, Train both available)
Step2: Chandigarh To Shimla (Bus, Train)
Step3: Shimla To Joan- 170km (Bus or Car)
Step4: Joan To Singhad (Base Camp) – 3Km walk
Step5: Singhad To Thachru – 12Km walk
Step6: Thachru To KaliTop- 3km Walk
Step7: KaliTop To Bhim Dawari- 7km
Step8: Bhim Dawari To Parvati Bagh – 2km walk
Step9: Parvati Bagh To ShriKhand Mahadev- 5km
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