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Chakrata, Uttaranchal

Multiple trips in 2007


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[Jagatgram] [Deo Van] [Koti Kanasar] [Daragadh] [Hanol] [Kathiyan] [Lakhamandal] [Sahia to Kwano]


Lakhamandal, Chakrata


Kathiyan is a beautiful village about 3 1/2hrs drive from Dehra Dun on Yamnotri Highway. It is believed to be the place where the Kaurava's tried to kill the Pandava's by burning down their castle at Lakshagrah.
For a road map, see here.
Lakshagrah View from Village Temple
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What survives of Lakshagrah is supposed to be a pretty deep cave on top of a hillock, about 10minutes walk from the village. From the cave a tunnel is said to exist leading to the Yamuna Riverbed nearby, in which the Pandava's are said to have escaped the fire.
Half excavated Shivling Shining Shivling
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Excavations are still revealing ancient artifacts near the temple, see the half excavated shivling above. Behind the main temple is a "shining" shivling, if you pour water on it, it becomes shiny and you can see yourself in it!

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[About Chakrata] [Getting There] [Where to stay] [Hotel Snow View] [What to do] [Photo Gallery]
[Jagatgram] [Deo Van] [Koti Kanasar] [Daragadh] [Hanol] [Kathiyan] [Lakhamandal] [Sahia to Kwano]