Kedareshwar Cave at Harishchandragad, Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India

Shiva Linga at the Kedareshwar Cave at Harishcndragad is completely surrounded by water - and water continues to seep in from the cave walls all year round. It is impossible to reach the cave during monsoons – which is a favorite time for trekking up as a huge stream flows across blocking the way – locals believe this is the origin of the River Mangal Ganga. How to reach Harishchandragad?

The lingam is surrounded by four pillars - as per folklore the 4 pillars in the Kedareshwar Cavere represent the 4 Yugas or ‘life on earth over eons’ - Satya Yuga, Dwapara Yuga, Treta Yuga, and Kali Yuga - and when the fourth pillar disintegrates the world or life on earth will end too.

Tag : Travel Maharashtra | Content: | Image: Rohit Gowaikar | Update: 18-Mar-2021