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Shrikhand

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Shrikhand Mahadev is a pilgrimage place for Hindus in Himachal Pradesh, India.

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It is believed that Shrikhand Mahadev is one of the abode of Lord Shiva. Shrikhand Mahadev is natural rock-made shivalingam on the great heights of the mountains in the Himalayas. The shivalingam is 70 feet high and stands at the mountain top around 19,000 ft altitude. Shrikhand Kailash (Mahadev) yatra is open for 15-20 days in a year and normally this period is from 15th July to 5-10 August. The reason behind this is critical environmental conditions like heavy snow falling and there is no way to go there before and after this period.

Get in[edit]

Shirkhand Mahadev is in the district of Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. To reach Shrikhand Mahadev one has to go to Shimla, and then to Rampur. From Rampur to Nirmand, Nirmand to Bagi Pul and Bagi pul to Jao vallage. From Jao village the foot yatra starts to the Shrikhand Mahadev. Please see road map for more details and map is almost similar but distance can vary 2-3 KM.

Neccessary things to carry with you : Woolen clothes, blanket, umbrella and Rain coat, Some dry fruits like Badam and Kaju, Glucose for Energy. These things are very neccessary to carry because in the way you will not get anything. So it is advised to take these things from Rampur or Nirmand.

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Important Note :This is one of the tough yatra so if you fully healthy then only go to Shrikhand Mahdev. There is also low oxygen on the top of mountain so please be ensure that you should be fully fit. There is no government organisation or any medical aid/doctors in the way. However there are many free langer from the Shrikhand Mahadev Seva Dal(SMSD) where you can have free meals.

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