Lunch over at Badrinath. A short nap and the drive towards the temple which we saw earlier if you remember.
Pashupatinath temple – the correct name is situated at Deeg nearby Pashopa village in Bharatpur district of Uttar Pradesh and approx. 7 km from Aadi Badri Dham. Village below the hill and they guided us how to reach. 100 approx. steps.
Watching surroundings, green fields, villages – view from mountain top is beautiful and we all in-front of priest to know history.
Pushpvan i.e., Garden of flowers – from here Lord Shankar used to take flowers to Vrindavan to make garlands to be presented to Radha. He himself appear as Gopi to watch Maharaas. The village name is Pashopa. During Shivaratri hundreds of devotees from all villages near-by visit temple to offer prayers.
While returning we saw few old ladies with lots of courage or maybe devotion towards Lord Shankar temple climbing slowly-n-slowly to reach the deity to offer prayers. Salute – said I. And few resting maybe unable to reach as they were tired already. Anyways, that is respected too. One should not be over-courageous. Precaution is better than cure – they say.
We were served tea/water by a village house and cot as well to rest. Upon request from the villages we call everybody to be present and a small session of bhajan, Kirtan. They won our heart for sure.
Time was less as evening hours not that far we said bye-bye shukriya and towards our next destination i.e., Kedarnath.