Ruch Mahadev near Kalimath in Uttarakhand

Uttar Gaya Ruch Mahadev near Kalimath in Uttarakhand

Ruch Mahadev is at the confluence of two rivers approx. 15 km from Guptkashi and 5 km from Kalimath. We parked Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark motorbike on road and started walking downhill via well made cemented path which might be of one km in length. More we reach close to river Saraswati more the nature around beautiful. Beautiful waterfall and an iron bridge to cross. We at the same time saw the damage occured in 2013 because of flash flood. A tractor trolley and a machine that clear debris was there within rubbles. A temple structure was partially damaged and a makeshift wooden bridge to cross Saraswati river to reach Ruch Mahadev. A little upwards walk towards Maa Kotimaheshwari temple.

Nobody was inside the temple nor at Ruch Mahadev. We were only two and the lush green nature around. There are few Rudraksha trees near the temple. We offer prayers and spend some time there. While returning we had talks with Vinod Rawat – a villager.

He said – before 2013 flash flood there was a rudraksha tree and a Dhuni nearby Ruch Mahadev but now it is not. He also said – Ruch Mahadev is also known as Ardh Gaya and its importance is as similar as Gaya in Bihar.

Then I remember why it is written on board – Uttar Gaya. Maybe Ruch Mahadev is Gaya of North.

Thank you very much Vinod. And we towards Gupkashi via Kaviltha > Kalimath having good memories with us.