Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Herakhan temple in Uttarakhand fascinates devotees from all across the world

Herakhan Temple, situated at the foothills of Mount Kailash and along the banks of River Gautama Ganga, now become a major attraction for devotees.

Tourists visiting Uttarakhand from different parts of the world attend the special Puja performed on the occasion of Dussera here at this famous temple. The place gained popularity after Herakhan Baba, who renovated it several decades ago. The temple has been named after him.

The temple is situated almost within a cave where Baba is said to have meditated after arriving from the Kailash Mountain. Devotees today remember him as an incarnation Lord Shiva. He passed away in 1984.

A special attraction is the convergence of a large number of religious-minded foreigners, who find this place irresistibly overwhelming. Many of these tourists also perform various Hindu rituals during the Puja at the temple.

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