Madmaheshwar trek -
It is a Hindu temple located in the Ransi village of the Garhwal Himalayas, at an altitude of 3625 meters above sea level in Uttarakhand, India. Madhmaheshwar trek is situated in the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary in the northern Himalayas. The sanctuary is famous for the Himalayan Musk Deer and is protecting this endangered species. It is also the largest biodiversity in India with the most varieties of flora and fauna found here. The Temple is constructed in unique North Indian architecture "Pandit Saili". The older, so-called ‘Vriddh-Madhyamaheshwar’, the temple is a tiny blackened shrine on the ridge, which looks straight up at the commanding Chaukhamba peaks. In the current temple, a navel-shaped Shiva lingam, made of black stone, is enshrined in the sanctum.
This trek is also known as the Madhmaheshwar trek or Budha madhmaheshwar trek. Amidst the high snow-capped mountains and beautiful meadows lies a place devoted to the almighty where not only the locals but travelers come to every year and experience life the other way around at an elevation of 3500m. People still reside in the villages close to the temple and have devoted their lives in the name of the Lord which makes the entire experience more holistic and genuine. We get to witness local architecture and also taste local cuisines and snacks on the way. It is an opportunity to live in the culture and values of the place. Apart from its religious and cultural activities, the Madmaheshwar trek is a moderate hike with steep pastures, flora, and fauna.
Madhmaheshwar Temple History -
It is a thousand-year-old temple of Lord Shiva situated in the great Himalayan region of Uttarakhand. This temple is made by "the Panch pandwa", which is the second of the “Panch Kedar”. The place is filled with mythology and the legend is linked to the period of Mahabharata; one of the two epics in Hinduism — where pandwas built the Madhyamaheshwar temple to atone for their sin of killing Kauravas and Brahmans in the Kurukshetra war. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is worshipped in the form of a navel-shaped Lingam. The middle (Madhya) or belly part or navel (nabhi) of the shiv, considered a divine form of Shiva, is worshiped at this temple. It is only open for 6 months in the summer session. in the winter session, it comes at Ukhimath temple.
The Places in Madhmaheshwar Trek
Ranshi Village (Starting Point) - Gaundaaar Village (6 km) - Bantoli (1 km) - Khatara Khark (2 Km) - Nanu (3 Km) - Madhmaheswar (10 km) - Budha Madhmaheshwar (1 Km)
Take a bus or travel with us from Rishikesh to Ukhimath, Rudraprayag early in the morning so that you can reach your destination on time. After reaching Ukhimath, hire a taxi to Ransi village as our trek will start the very early morning next day from Ransi village. Your stay will be done in a homestay/guest house in the village, take proper sleep as we would have a challenging day tomorrow.
Today we would climb 22 km from Ransi to Madhmaheshwar. On this trek, we will go through Gaundaar village, Bantoli, kharcha-khand forest rest house and nanu (A small rest point). In the trek we can have our food at the local shops/food stalls offering local cuisines and take a deep breath in the fresh air of nature. We will also cross the amalgamation of Madhmaheshwar Ganga and Markanda Ganga at Gaundaar. After the gaundaar village you will trek uphill through the green meadow and small forest. After this long trek, we will be reached our destination, Madhmaheshwar is one of the Panch Kedar where we get to see the torso of Lord Shiva in a lingam form. you will see the whole Chaukhamba mountains massif range from here.
Night stay will at camp or hotel beside the Temple.
Get up early morning and go temple for prayer. After the morning aarti and a yoga session, we can have our breakfast at the local shop and start ours for vridh madhmaheshwar trek. this is a one-kilometer trek. we will see here vridh-madhmaheshwar temple and nandi kund. the famous thing of here is the beautiful sunset, Nandi kund, and the sense of meadow before the mountain. after the site saw go back to the temple. today night's stay will same as last night's.
After the morning aarti and a yoga session, we can have our breakfast at the local shop and start our hike back to Ransi village. We can relax in the meadows in between and stroll in the Ransi village in the evening. Share your pictures with the rest of the members and take a rest.
You can also visit Chopta Tungnath on your way back if you take another route from Ukhimath. We would have loved to have you with us and will be glad to see you soon again on some other adventure.
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