DHAM” – One of the eighteen temples of – “Lord Shiva”
a land of exotic natural beauty and landscapes is also the land of gods.
The land of several ancient temples that speaks volumes about people and
their faith in the almighty god.
the renowned places of worship is the ‘Mukteshwar Mahadev” temple, situated
in mountains of Nainital district, on the ancient “Lohit Giri” ranges.
“Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple” is 2300m above sea level. The temple holds a
lot of significance for the devotees of Lord Shiva and remains a center
narrated in Puranas, it is one of the 18 main temples of Lord Shiva.
Though situated among high mountain peaks, the divine music of the temple
bells and sound of the holy shanks can be heard at a distance. The second
is the music for the souls that attract the devotees of Lord Shiva who
stop at the temple and only resume their journey after paying their
ancient times the “Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple” has been a place of worship for iron ore miners as “Agaries”.
The followers of “Maheshwar” community who worship “Lakulis” as their god
and conducted important rituals and ceremonies here. It is also believed
that couples longing to be blessed for a child with mud lamps in their
hand also offer prayers here.
entire region and mountain ranges came to be known as “Mukteshwar”
after, “Mukteshwar Mahadev”. Pilgrims and tourist alike in order to have
breath taking view of the valley and stunning view of snow capped
Himalayan peaks, make it a point to visit the temple. A few seconds spend
in the around temple premises leads to divine a spiritual peace and at
the same time exotic view of lush green forests.
Right below the “Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple” lies the famous
“Chauli ki Jali” standing on steep edged rock forming a round hollow. It
is said if anybody passes safely from the “Chauli ki Jali” is blessed by
Lord Shiva and all his prayer are answered by the almighty. It is also
believed that in olden times pilgrims going to “Kailash Mansarovar” used
to surrender themselves to the almighty. “Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple”.
It’s an ideal place to experience spiritual peace and tranquility. A
place, which is a symbol of faith, trust and worship. A combination to
rejuvenate mind and soul.