Srikhand Mahadev Yatra – Part Two

Continued from part one of the article.

After Singh gad the next destination is Barahatti or Sangam, where a  temple of van devta Yachdoo is situated and is meeting point of two khadds (rivulets) which can be reached from two ways, one by crossing hill in a  zigzag way and is about app. 6-7 km and takes around app. 3 hours. Other way is along the khadd, a distance of app. 4 Km and takes approximately 2-3 hours. One can hear the lovely natural music of flowing water of the khadd on this route. There are certain points on this route which makes this route more adventures and challenging.

Most trekkers take rest after reaching Barahati, as from this point a very steep climb starts which is called Dandadhar, due to its steepness. This is believed to be first test of Sri Khand Mahadev Yatra, as many people give up at this point. One has to climb the hill which bisects two khadds which meets at the Sangam or Barahati While climbing one can feel the heat, the sweat and can enjoy lofty trees and endless panoramic views if fog permits. After climbing for 5 Km and around 5-6 Hours most awaited place comes which is known as Thachdoo, which can be the first stay of this trek. Stay here depends upon the mechanism of your body as you need to acclimatize your body before proceeding towards higher altitude. Thachdo is situated at an altitude of appoximately 11500 to 12000 feet above sea level. During the month of July devotees arranges langar here for the devotees traveling to the Sri Khand Mahadev peak.

Kalidhar on way to Shrikhand

Next day the trek resumes towards Kalidhar, which is at a distance of app. 3 Km from this point. After walking for about an hour one can see the last of trees on this trek, as after this point you will not find any trees. Vegetation starts decreasing from this point. Kalidhar is dedicated to Goddess Shakti and has place of her worship here. People worship her and proceed.

Kalidhar on way to Shrikhand Mahadev
Last tree on Shrikhand mahadev yatra

After Kalidhar one can see down the trek route after Sangam. Trekkers are greeted by a sweet fragrance of different herbs and specially guggale dhoop. At bottom of this hill there is a Kund, which is known as Bheem Talai or Kali Kund. This Kund is believed to be built by Pandavas during there agyat vaas. According to locals this is place of yoginis and also has a place to worship them. The taste of water here makes one realize the value of this place and gives essence of real mineral water.

Bhim Talai on Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra

Now next phase of this route involves again a zigzag motion i.e. crossing hills in up and down manner. After crossing few terrains a place comes, known as Kunsha, which is full of herbs and different kind of flowers. Here one can find tents put up by locals who provide tea, biscuits and shelter in tents on chargeable basis. Impact of Global warming can be seen here as for the last few years I have seen vanishing of monster glaciers from this point.

View of Kunsha on Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra
Medicinal plants on way to Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra
Glacier on Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra
Dried glacier on Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra

Going through lofty mountains and deep gorges one can realize the amazing beauty of this place. After walking for about 6-7 hours from Thachdoo one reaches Bheem dwari, which is the base camp of this route. Situated at an altitude of approximately 15000 feet above sea level this place is meeting point of two waterfalls called Parwati jharnas. Here you can sense lack of Oxygen and extreme cold climate. During Yatra period of July people from local Sewa dal provide food here. Also locals pitch tents and provide food and shelter on chargeable basis.

View of Bhim Dwari on Shrikhand Mahadev Yatra

Here is a place named Lalpani.According to locals Bheem had killed a demon Bakasur here. Blood of Bakasur has made the spot permanently red. People usually stay at Bheem dwari for overnight to acclimatize body here and charge up for next day’s difficult trek.

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20 Responses to "Srikhand Mahadev Yatra – Part Two"

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  2. gopal sharma   April 6, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    good

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  3. gggg   June 24, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    where is 3rd part???????

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    • Pawan Thakur   June 27, 2010 at 9:27 am

      Coming Soon !

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      • radha sharma   July 19, 2010 at 7:51 am

        good, waiting for 3rd…….

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        • NITYIN   July 22, 2010 at 8:29 pm

          The link for the third part is mentioned below the article. Thanks for being here

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  4. gggg   June 24, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    where is 3rd part???????

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    • Pawan Thakur   June 27, 2010 at 9:27 am

      Coming Soon !

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      • radha sharma   July 19, 2010 at 7:51 am

        good, waiting for 3rd…….

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        • NITYIN   July 23, 2010 at 1:59 am

          The link for the third part is mentioned below the article. Thanks for being here

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  5. Akshay117   January 15, 2011 at 8:18 am

    one of the most well researched and documented articles…an eye opener for the mythologically inclined….and the pics are awesome…make u feel like actually being there….keep up the good work…gd bless

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    • Pawan Thakur   February 3, 2011 at 11:06 am

      Dear Akshay

      Greetings !

      Thanks for being here !

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  6. Bhupender Mahant   July 20, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Sir je hm bhi 15 july ko gaye the  hamra manana hai is se tuff  koi yatra nahi hai

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  7. Pragna_atman   July 25, 2011 at 9:17 am

    hello….om namah shivay….this year before a some days we visit d shrikhand kailash….its a great yatra…very tough also…but too much enjoying….

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  8. Suresh K. Sharma   December 1, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I also visited this holy place in july 1st week 2011.The trek is very difficult and totaly depend upon weather. This is only the piligrim where no govt arrengment in all the way to Sri Khand Mahadev, only villagers manage the arrengment of tour by camping and tents up to Parvati Bag. There is no medical aid provided by H.P.Govt. The holy yatra depend on Lord Shiva’s blessings only. We enjoy a lot as weather was rainy till we reach Sri Khand Mahadev and on return it was pleasent. I wish to visit once more this wonderful yatra and request to H.P.Govt for necessary arrangement in shape of medical aid for this holy yatra.
    Suresh K. Sharma
    09779051972

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  9. Vicky   August 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Om Namah Shaivay

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  10. RAJEEV BHATIA   February 9, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    now a days hills are calling me.

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  12. Prince verma   July 21, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Thanks a lot MR pawan for giving a most important infromation about shri kahand mahadev yatra

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  13. anuj   June 29, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Jai Bhole Nath i am also going 20 July 2017 my 5th yatra

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