Prakateshwar Panchanan Mahadev Shiv Gufa (Nagarmehargaon) – A Dream Discovered The Cave

Prakateshwar Panchanan Mahadev Shiv Gufa, Nagarmehargaon is 7 km from Brahmakhal on the way towards Yamunotri. I stopped the Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark motorbike. Shiv Gufa – The famous cave and I climbed stairs to reach the same to enter for a glimpse and prayers.

Bhagwati Prasad – The priest at the cave entrance. Queries, as usual, to know the History of Prakateshwar Panchanan Mahadev Shiv Gufa and narration by the priest as below:

In June 1998 there was an irrigation project within the village. Bhanu Prakash – elder brother was a member of the committee. Search to search for water was almost futile. Seven days of labor but the water wasn’t visible though the sound of water was heard numerous times by people.

22nd June 1998 Bhanu Prakash had a dream. Lord Shiva representing Sadhu said – Next day I will appear. And 23rd June water was discovered after the opening of the cave walls and was named Prakateshwar Panchanan Mahadev Shiv Gufa (cave).

Within the cave Lord Ganesha, Panchmukhi Shivling, Parvati, Nandi, Crocodile, Lion Nails, and Sheshnaag are visible within rocks, and most important Gupt Ganga flowing.

The cave is dark with a very narrow way to enter and rocky 4-5 stairs that reaches below.

Too narrow but the visit is sure – said I. Cool water as feet touch the cave floor. Prayers.

Thanks to the priest for the narration.

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