Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Into the Nature

Gosaikunda Lake situated in Langtang National Park in Rasuwa Nepal
Frozen Gosainkunda
Gosainkunda is a sacred Hindu and Buddhist religious site. I am not much aware of Buddhist mythologies and inscriptions but many Hindu mythologies attribute Gosainkunda as the abode of Hindu deities Lord Shiva and Goddess Parbati.  Many Hindu purans and epics like Ramayan and Maharatbharat refer to Samundra Manthan, which is directly related to the origin of Goshainkunda. Its holy water is considered of particular significance during Gangadashahara, which takes place in Jestha (second month of Nepali Calendar) and the sacred thread festival Janai Purnima, in Bhadra (5th month of Nepali Calendar) when thousands of hindu pilgrims visit the area. Gosainkunda is believed to have formed from the digging of the land by the Trishul of lord Shiva after he drank the poison from Samundra Manthan and desperately wanted cold water to quench the overwhelming heat.
Gosainkunda is not only famous for religious purpose but also is one of the most attractive trekking routes for tourists visiting Nepal. It attracts tourists with its natural beauty and diversity. It falls under the Langtang National Park, which is also the habitant of the most endangered Red Panda.