The last is due td
the fact of its having five sacred peaks, namely Rudra Himalaya, Vishnupuri,
Brahmapuri, Udayagiri -Kanha and Swargarohini. The celebrated
trodden by the Pandava brothers and Droupadi to reach heaven is one among the
five peaks mentioned in the Mahabharatha in detail. There lies in its vicinity
the Mahapanth peak from which pious people used to throw themselves to give up
life to attaining Swargaprapti instantly.
Around this Kshetra lie several spots
exuding divine aroma all but telling about Lord Maheswar's sports and
illustrious anecdotes relating to the life of His divine consort Uma. Amongst
them that deserve mention are the Trijuginarayana - the venue of the Lord's
marriage with Parvathi, Gourikund - the punya kasara, where Parvathi took bath
after giving birth to Karthikeya; and Munda katta Ganesh Mandir the place where
Maheshwar blessed Vinayaka with elephant head.