Madhyamaheshwar

Madhyamaheshwar or Madmaheshwar temple is a Hindu shrine, dedicated to the Lord Shiva, it is the fourth number of temple to be visited by the devotees, during Panch Kedar pilgrimage, comprising five Shiva temples in the Uttarakhand region. The temple was built by the Pandavas, the heroes of Hindu epic Mahabharata and popularly known as Madhyamaheshwar Mahadev Temple. Madhyamaheshwar temple is a sacred site among the Hindus where Lord Shiva secretly appeared in the form of bull's naval.

Madhyamaheshwar is believed, the midst "madhya" and navel "nabhi" of the bull, considered a divine form of Shiva is the worshipped at this temple. Temple made of black stone and a navel shaped Shiva lingam. Madhyamaheshwar and Rudranath are supposedly toughest pilgrimage site to travel to among the Panchkedar temples as devotees have to travel 30 km and 21 km respectively on foot to reach there. The temple architecture is classic north Indian style.

Other than being a religious destination, Madhyamaheshwar is also a well known trekking destination. It is a paradise for trekkers through the beautiful meads and mountains. Madhyamaheshwar is mystically covered by the snow-capped Himalayas and lush green alpine meadows and dense forest acts as its backdrop. The region has rich flora and fauna, particularly the endangered species of Himalayan Monal pheasant and Himalayan Musk Deer in the Kedarnath Wild Life Sanctuary.

Accessibility: 58 km drive from Rudrapayag the closest town. 196 kms from Rishikesh, 220 kms from Hardwar, 238 kms from Dehradun, 442 kms from delhi, 200 kms from Dehradun railway station, 212 kms from the nearest airport.

Accommodation: There are not so much choices regarding accommodation. Only accommodation available at this remote part is home stay. The people here are helpful, warm and honest. The lodging is obviously not luxurious but comfortable.

Timings

Madhyamaheshwar Temple open at 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Best Time to Visit

In the summers from May to June. During the monsoons, the hilly terrains turn perilous and there are frequent landslides. It is best to avoid the monsoons

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