Places In Mahabharat: Most of the people know about the mythological story of Mahabharata. The Mahabharata is one of the two epics of ancient India. This is the story of the war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas in Kurukshetra. It is said that the war of Kurukshetra took place about 5000 years ago, but many places related to Mahabharata are still present in India and prove this legend to be true. According to the scriptures, many places in India are associated with this epic, which you can still see with your own eyes and go back to the bygone era of the Kuru dynasty. Let us tell you about some similar places related to Pandavas and Mahabharata where you can go for a walk.
Vyas Cave is located in Mana village of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is 5 kms from Badinath. It is an ancient cave situated on the banks of river Saraswati. Let us tell you that Mana is the last village in India located on the Indo-Tibetan border. It is believed that sage Vyasa composed the Mahabharata here with the help of Lord Ganesha. The idol of Vyas is also installed in the cave here. There is also a cave of Ganesh ji nearby. Mana is the place through which the Pandavas went till Swargarohini.
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Suryakund is a hot spring above the Milam Glacier. It is said that Kunti gave birth to her first son Karna here. To reach Suryakund, you have to go from Rishikesh to Gangotri, then there, Suryakund is located 500 meters away from the temple of Mother Ganga.
Pandukeshwar village is located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is believed that in this village about 20 km from Joshimath and about 25 km from Badrinath, five Pandavas were born and King Pandu also died. It is said that King Pandu attained salvation here. It is believed that King Pandu, the father of Pandavas, did penance here to atone for the curse after killing two deer who were having sex. They were two deer sages and his wife. You can easily reach here from Dehradun or Rishikesh, the capital of Uttarakhand.
Drona Sagar Lake
It is believed that the Dronasagar lake located in Kashipur, Uttarakhand was built by the Pandavas as a Gurudakshina for their Guru Dronacharya. It is said that the water of Drona Sagar Lake is as pure as the water of the Ganges. To reach Drona Sagar Lake, you will first have to reach Pantnagar.
Kurukshetra was named after King Kuru, the ancestor of the Pandavas. It is said that the battle of Kurukshetra was fought here and it is here that Lord Krishna preached the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna. Kurukshetra is situated at a distance of 83 kms from Chandigarh.
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After the Mahabharata war, the Pandavas wanted to be free from the sins they had committed with their brothers. He had prayed to Lord Shiva to seek forgiveness and attain salvation, but Shiva did not meet them and left for the Himalayas. After seeing Shiva on the hills of Guptkashi, the Pandavas tried to catch the bull by its tail, but the bull disappeared and later reappeared at five places. Pandavas have established Shiva temples at all these five places and they are called Panchkedars.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : April 28, 2022, 07:57 IST