Into the mountains: Gosaikunda Temple

Into the mountains: Gosaikunda Temple

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Gosaikunda is a lake of the alpine freshwater of the Oligotrophic Alps, located at the altitude of 4,380 m (14,370 ft) in the Rasuwa district, and covers an area of 13,8 hectares, Gosainkunda and Gosainkunda (34 acres). The complex Gosaikunda encompasses 1,030 hectares (4.0 sq mi) and is related to the adjacent lakes. On 29 September 2007, it was designated a Ramsar site. In the winter of October to June the lake shines into the river of Trishuli. It stays frozen for six months. In the surrounding area are 108 lakes. On the fringes is the Laurebina La Pass, at an altitude of 4.610 m.

Religious belief about Gosaikunda temple

It is a sacred location, the Gosaikunda area. Hindu mythology credits Gosaikunda to Shiva and Gauri as the residence of the Hindu deities. BhagavataPurana, Vishnu Purana, the Hindu writings, Ramayana, Mahabharata and other epics refer to the Manthansamudra closely tied to Gosaikunda's origin. During the Gangadashahra and the Janai Purnima festivals, thousands of pilgrims of Nepal and India visit their area and believe their waters to be sacred and of particular importance. Gosaikunda is thought to have been created by Lord Shiva when he threw his Trishul (Holy Trident) into a mountain to extract water so that after swallowing poison, he could cool his throat.

How can you reach Gosaikunda Temple?

The most popular trek is the Kathmandu-Dhunche-Gosaikunda. Dhunche, Rasuwa's headquarters, located 117 km from Kathmandu is about six hours away by bus. Dhunche is a little city that sees the year-round cold temperature and winter snowfalls. The journey to Gosaikunda is starting from Dhunche. You can easily reach Laurebina or Chandanwari by night on the first day. The trail is rich in vegetation and fauna, with beautiful views of the snowy peak. On the way to the mountainous mountains, such the Langtang and Mt Ganesh, places such as the Ghattekhola, Deurali, Dimsa, Chandanbari, Cholangpati, Lauribina, Buddhadanda, GaneshGauda offer great sights. On the third day of the trek, you arrive at Gosaikunda. There are many ups and downs and in some areas the trail becomes narrow.

Tourism and Trek to Gosaikunda Temple

The characteristics of the trail depending on the season. When you travel in March or April, you can view the hills with at least 16 different rhododendron species painted red. Rare wildlife is found in the forests including red panda, musk deer, and numerous types of bowels in the middle of their fauna. The walking track travels through various Tamang towns which have a tradition and culture of their own. The walkers can speak freely to local people and enjoy their way of life and culture. In Chandanwari there is an old monastery that is called Sing Gompa by local people. Stop the gompa to light a few butter lights, listen to the monks in prayer, or just relax their tired minds.
You also come across a cheese factory in Chandanwari, where most travelers sample the local yak cheese. Some people even packed it later to munch. The trail also has the red panda, a timid and charismatically threatened endangered creature called the Habre species in Nepal. You must venture three/4 kilometers from the main walking track to obtain a sight of these secretive animals. In Polangpati, around four kilometers from Cholangpati, a lookout tower has been built. According to environmentalists, the main habitats of the red panda are Polangpati, Cholangpati, Gupche, and Dhokachet.

The infamous: Gosaikunda Pilgrims House

According to the festival administration committee, some 6,000 pilgrims attended Gosaikunda Lake this year. Pilgrims of diverse ages participate in the event, but mainly in the middle ages and the old, while several young people and tourists travel the lake via Rasuwa of Sindhupalchok. Shamans attend the celebration to obtain spiritual strength and to pray for the shamans who died. Taking a holy snorkel in the chilly water of the lake of Gosaikunda is said to liberate one person from all their sins. Deepak Timilsina, a 43-year-old pilgrim from Kaski district: "Of course you feel rejuvenated and cleansed from the plunge as the trip is exhaustive."
Many individuals often swear to visit the holy lake in times of difficulty and promise to visit after they have realized their wishes. Similarly, from the district of Sindhupalchowk, HarkaBahadurSilwal went through a 6-meter long truck to bring Lord Shiva peace and pleasure in the world. Most pilgrims encounter summer rain and leaks, whereas some experience sickness. Everyone can cope with these obstacles in their way: some people are carrying lemons to sniff, some take garlic and some are using cornmeal to avoid heights. Most pilgrims complain of pain, the difficulties of walking, and the lack of hostel facilities and conveniences.
Many people claim they're not going to return to the lake. But despite the difficulties, they agreed that when in a mysterious morning, the refrigerated water is warming up their bodies and appears to cure them, it feels amazing. About 30 years ago my dad walked into the lake and 20 years ago I visited Gosaikunda after hearing about her adventures. The walking path was difficult, and it was difficult to find lodging and food. The routes are identical after 20 years and the challenges are the same. Although certain commercial groups have proposed the construction of a cable car for pilgrims from Dhunche to Gosaikunda, the local people have denied the plan and don't want the beauty of the place changed. The lake is as peaceful, mysterious, and calm as it had been decades ago.

Conclusion

If you love nature in fear — the capital A — Gosaikunda has to be a place to go. If you want some adventure. Maybe it is the country's best high-altitude trekking location.

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