temple, enshrining one of the twelve jyotirlingas of our Punya Bharat Varsha is
situated on the Himalayan slope in the Gharwal district of Uttar Pradesh. It has
several unique features that have riot been enjoyed by any other Saiva Kshetra,
existing since Dwapara Yuga. Sacred Vedas and epics, ithihasas and samhithas
embody numerous references and bring out its glory in glowing terms, filling in
hundreds of pages of every genre of our literature. They highlight justifiably
its sanctity and prove its uniqueness from the stand point of its location in
the. snow clad peaks; habitation of Lord Maheswar Himself for six months a year,
and visitation by celestials periodically.
famous shrine located at an elevation of 11735 feet above sea-level; the
highest point among the hill temples is visited by ardent pilgrim in millions
every year. It is nestled in the Rudra Himalaya, an integral part of the
Himalayas and this region is called by many different names, such as
Gandhamadana parvatha, Sumera parvatha, Pancha parvatha etc.