Bhim Pakora – Where Bhim Placed the Rock on Top of Another Rock

Bhim Pakora, Lansdowne (Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India)

Two and a half km approx. from Gandhi Chowk, Lansdowne via Sadar Bazaar, ‘Dhura’ is the location of Bhim Pakora in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.

The road is steep surrounded by thick pine and oak trees, and I drive Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark motorbike to reach it.

It is said during Pandavas‘ exile into the forest they reach this location. As we all know Bhim was the most powerful among Pandavas and was equal to ten thousand elephants, he placed the rock on top of another rock. Thus, it is named Bhim Pakora.

Some say Pandava had stopped and made food at this location.

Anyways, first I watch and then I walk to try whether it is moved by the one’s finger or not as said. Yes – the answer. Very true. The rock is well placed on top of another rock and must be in tons. Locals say it never topples no matter what.

During Shivratri huge rush of devotees is present to offer prayers and offerings. Amazing it is for sure no doubt.