Himachal News: When this pilgrimage site is out of the water, a large number of tourists come to see this place, but very few people know its history.
There are many amazing pilgrimage sites in Himachal Pradesh, which does not have an identity. A similar pilgrimage site is also a bath made by the Pandavas in the midst of the Pong lake, passing through the Mand area of Kangra. Due to the rise in the water level of Pong lake, it remains in the lake for 6 months and seen outside for 6 months. A step-high circular tower stands on this site and along with it is a temple, entrance, exit gate, and a deep well nearby.
When this pilgrimage site is out of the water, a large number of tourists come to see this place, but very few people know its history. According to a legend, this pilgrimage site is said to have been built by the Pandavas to go to heaven during their exile. this bath was to be constructed in one night, then the Pandavas started their work by making a night of 6 months. There were only two and a half plants left to reach heaven, as well as Tallinn, who was extracting oil on the crusher, shouted that I have done 6 months of work but the night is not ending.
With this, the stairs fell down and the Pandavas left it unfinished and went ahead. The Shiva temple inside it was also built by the Pandavas for worship. Made a well for drinking water and bathing. Before the construction of the Pong Dam in this place, there was also a shawl embroidered by Draupadi’s hands and a very large grain of wheat. The carving of this shrine, built centuries ago, has not made any difference even after being submerged underwater for 6 months in a year.
Despite the large number of tourists coming to see the place of pilgrimage, neither the local administration here is able to take any major steps in its preservation, nor do the public-friendly leaders have anything to do with it. Yes, the government talks about spending crores for the development of tourist places in the budget every year. But in the name of conservation, the situation still seems to be only three feet from Dhaka. If this beautiful religious place is preserved even today, then the only time that can be in and out of the water can attract the world. Today, this shrine is slowly losing its existence due to the apathy of the government administration.