Yamunotri Dham on Dipawali

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In another 45 minutes we were at Lakhamandal temples. I had already been to this temple last year’s Diwali drive. This was first time for Manish.

The temple is built in similar manner of all other Shiva temples built all around Garhwal built by Chand dynasty and Katyuri kings. It was built around 12th-13th Century AD.

There are two life size statues guarding the temple. Locals believe they are the statues of Bheem and Arjun. Lakhamandal is belived to be the same place where Duryodhana tried to kill the pandavas by burning the Laksha Griha (house made of wax) However, the major attraction of this place is the graphite Shivlinga, which shines like a mirror reflecting images upon pouring of water over it. Like everybody else, we too tried it and were astonished to see ourselves reflected in the Shivlinga.

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the main temple
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Nandi sitting in front of the sanctum
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beautiful sculptures adorn the walls of the temple
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another huge shivlinga placed in the premises, however, this is not the famous graphite shivlinga
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one of the dwar-paals of the temple
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Manish pouring water over the famous graphite Shivlinga
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the proof - you can see Manish standing and me taking picture in this photograph
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New revelation. The mystery of this bathing beauty was not revealed in the earlier tour - if you really care to dive into history.
 
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