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"Tarkeshwar Mahadev is a Village 36 km from Lansdowne and at a Height of 1,800 m. The place is Known for its Temple Dedicated to Lord Shiva. Surrounded by Thick Forests of Devdar and Pine, it is an ideal Pace for those who Seek for Beauty in Nature. During Shivratri, a Special Worship is held. The temple committee provides a Dharamshala for Accommodation."

"Happy with Tarkeshwar immense devotion and worship, Lord Shiva gave him a boon of immortality as per Tarkeshwar request except Lord Shiva's son. Satisfied with the thought that Lord Shiva follows 'Vairagya' (Detachment from earthy things and emotions), Tarkeshwar accepts Lord Shiva boon condition of immortality."

"Tarkeshwar was started evil by killing saints and destroy peaceful environment on earth. Saints and sages asked for help from Lord Shiva. Disturbed by wrong doings of Tarkeshwar, Lord Shiva married with Parvati and Kartikeya was born. Kartikeya soon killed Tarkeshwar but at the time of death Tarkeshwar makes prayer to Lord Shiva and asked for pardon. Mahadev then attached his name to the temple where Tarkeshwar meditated once and gave him boon to be prayed in Kalyug also. That place named as Tarkeshwar Mahadev."



"Earlier there was a Shivling presentat the Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple, but now a Lord Shiva idol performing tandava is worshiped. This Lord Shiva idol was discovered few years ago at the same place where Shivling was present. An Ashram and Dharmashala is present at the temple. With prior information of visit in advance, one can stay and breakfast, lunch and dinner can be served as per Ashram rules at the Dharamshala."



"On the day of Mahashivratri, Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple becomes full of devotees came from far away places. Many devotees believed that Lord shiva is still there and is in deep sleep. Thousands of bells encircled the temple which are offered by the devotees."









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