Thursday, December 10, 2015

My Madmaheswar (Madhyamaheshwar) Trek

Madhyamaheshwar or Madmaheswar is a part of famous “Panch kedar”. The middle (madhya) or belly part or navel (nabhi) of the bull, considered a divine form of Shiva, which is worshipped at this temple, believed to be built by the Pandavas.

Madhyamaheshwar is located at Mansoona village of Rudraprayag district in Garhwal Himalaya and can be reached by trekking from Ransi village. Ransi is the last motor-able point. Trekkers are requested to take porters from here.

Buddha Madhyamaheshwar
The Legend:

The legend of Madhyamaheswar is an integral part of the legend of Panch Kedar, which is a captivating narration of the efforts of Pandavas to atone for the sins of their fratricide (gotra- hatya) act of killing their cousins, the Kauravas, and Brahmanahatya (killing of Brahmins – the priest class), during the epic Mahabharata war. On advice from sages and their trusted benefactor god Krishna they sought Lord Shiva to pardon them and bless them to attain salvation.