Mahabgarh Mahadev

 

 

Mahabgarh Mahadev is an ancient lord Shiva Temple situated at  Kamedikhal in the Dugadda block of Kotdwara tehsil in district Pauri of Uttarakhand state in India. Magnificently ruling the Garh  ( peak ) at an altitude of 1650 meters above sea level Mahabgarh is among the 52 supreme garhs in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand which is why Garhwal is often referred to as 52 ( Baavan) Garh Ka Desh. Mahabgarh finds its reference in the ancient Indian mythology and is highly regarded and respected in the entire region. Mahabgarh is believed to possess extreme spiritual powers hence people from different parts of the country visit here to make a wish. This temple  is highly visited by the pilgrims during the saawan season and the navratras.

Mahab is the name given to lord Shiva who is present here in the form of  linga which is believed to appear naturally at this place. Besides Lord Mahab ,  Maa Mahakali is also present  in a separate temple though the idol is of Maa Durga but originally it is Maa Mahakali.

Mahabgarh is also known for the fact that during sunrise  one can see the shadow of this temple at Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar which makes Mahabgarh  even more divine and eminent and explains the grandness of the architecture. It is only when you  visit Mahabgarh can feel the aura and grandeur of this place. One can see the city of Haridwar from here and view the scenic Himalayan range.