08 Nov Patal Bhuvaneshwar Temple in Pithoragarh Uttarakhand
Patal Bhuvaneshwar Cave Temple-
The infinite stalactite and stalagmite figures of various shapes, take us to the another world, a place untouched with reality, it seems we are traveling through some illusion.
Patal Bhuwaneswar Temple – Architecture
Initially, there was four gateway of the cave named Randwar’, ‘Paapdwar’, ‘Dharamdwar’ and ‘Mokshadwar’. But soon after the death of the great warrior Ravana, The paapdwar was closed and after the great battle of Kurukshetra “Mahabharata” the Randwar -the road to war, was closed. Presently only two dwars are opened. You can witness of Kali Bhairav, Amravati of Indra, hairs of Lord Shiva and many other things, which will leave stun inside the caves of Patal Bhuvaneshwar
It is said that in “Dwaparyuga” this cave was again found by the Pandavas. In Kaliyuga, Adi Shankara Acharya discovered this cave and since 1191, this place is the center of faith worship and gateway to the magical world of Lord Shiva.