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The Himalayan abode of Lord Maheswar
temple thus came into existence is modest in dimensions yet majestic in
appearance with its gilded steeple piercing into azure sky and shining bright
against the back drop of snowcapped mountains. It is built of dressed stone
treasuring up sculptural wealth of rare kind. Though the exterior is bereft of
either architectural excellences, or sculptural embellishments, the inside is
adorned with marvelous images of supreme craftsmanship that wring veneration
from the devotees. It has two parts the mandap and the garbha griha. In
the girbha griha, there is seen an irregularly shaped conical rock measuring
about five feet by four feet and is worshipped as Lord Maheswar-Kedareswar.
The local name for this is Siva Pinda. According to tradition, it is the rump of
the bull, the form which the Lord assumed at the time of the Pandavas nearing
Him. There are many beautiful idols on the walls representing the sports of the
Lord. Nandi - the divine vehicle of the Lord arrests the attention of the
on-lookers by its unusual size and sculptural beauty.