A Treasure of Nature

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-Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple, District Pathankot, Punjab.

Further on my journey to explore various wonder of nature, I visited this place near my hometown Pathankot. It is Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple.

These are 5500-year-old caves & a temple built by Pandavas. According to the Hindu Mythology, these caves are as old as the Mahabharata. It was built by pandavas during their exile, as according to a legend states in the mythology, these caves served as home to the pandavas as they rested and took shelter over here during their exile. It was during their ‘Agayatwas’ that they stayed in these caves for six months.

Pandvas stayed here for six months, in that time period they built four caves and a shiv temple. They crafted the Shivlingam present in the temple and worshiped the lord shiva here. The Havan Kund made by them, is still present there in temple.

This place is also known as mini (small) haridwar. Those people who can not do ash immersion of their kin at haridwar, they flow it in Ravi River at Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple.

 

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India-a cultural amalgamation

While travelling through the length and breadth of the INDIA, one thing which is must being noticed is,’Unity in diversity’. A traditional folk dance of Ladakh in which group of young men and women celebrate life to the fullest. In the blanket of mighty Himalayas this small town of Leh is a masterpiece of natural beauty.

Light and darkness

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While passing by a coffee shop I noticed this wall with some pictures. what got me attracted to it was the variability of the pictures, it consisted of many shades of life such as the most obvious result of youngster’s love these days that is a broken heart or is it two pieces of heart coming together for the eternal unification ? London  eye acting as a lens to the city of joy and a mug with hot coffee in it ready to make someone’s start of the day a happening one.

Land beyond mountains

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-Leh, India

This place has many laurels on its name. It has world’s highest battlefield, highest motor-able road in the world, highest airport in the world and much more.

But what I saw and experienced here is land far more peaceful and serene as compared to the outside world. Yes, I call our world as an outside world to the people here because they live in a beautiful cocoon free from rat race, hatred and above all pollution. They have formed a world of their own where people do not discriminate on the basis of caste, religion or wealth.

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-Thikse Monastery, Leh, India

When I visited the Thikse and Shey monasteries here I realized, that we keep on running after materialistic things which will all be lost in the end and Monks here live such a simple yet joyful life.

Here mountains shine as made of iron and sunlight is so harsh that it can burn you hide in minutes yet you don’t feel the heat of life.

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-Magnetic Hill, Leh, India

Magnetic hill not only pulls vehicle upward but also pulls all the negative energy away from you. It might be difficult here to walk long distance due to lack of oxygen yet it’s easy to make life’s journey.