Damodar Kunda Yatra

It is considered holy, as per Hindu mythology and many Hindus prefer to bathe and immerse the ashes and the bones left after cremation of dead bodies, here at Damodar Kund due to a belief that the departed souls would get moksha here. It may be mentioned here other such famous places for immersion of ashes and bones ( Hindu rite of asthi-visarjana ) are in Ganga at Haridwar and Triveni Sangam at Prayag.
The water of the lake has properties of dissolving the bones. The lake is 257 ft long and 50 ft broad.The steps for going up the Girnar hills start near Damodar Kund.
The temples of Damodar, Radha, Baladeva and also Vagheshwari are located near Damodar Kund.These temples are very ancient and are supposed to have been built by a Suryavanshi ruler named Chandraketpur, who accredited to have built both the temples of Shiva ( at Bhavnath) and of Krishna / Narayana a.k.a Damodarrai at Damodar Kund.
The Damodar Kund is closely attached to the life of Narsinh Mehta, the famous 15th century Gujarati poet and devotee of Krishna, who used to come to bathe at Damodar Kund and is said to have written many of his prabhatiyas (morning prayers), in the natural surrounding here at the Damodar lake, at picturesque foothills of Girnar. At present, there is also a temple of Narsinh Mehta, which is built near temple of Damodar, to commemorate the memory and association of this great saint-poet with Damodar Kund and ancient temple of Damodar here. This temple was built in decade of 1890 during reign of Nawab Sir Muhammad Bahadur Khan III at behest of his Diwan Haridas Viharidas Desai, who used to public money by organizing lottery to build the temple and foot steps leading up the mount Girnar.

Itinerary
Day 01:
 Arrival Kathmandu transfer to Hotel. 
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing Fly or drive to pokhara overnight stay at Hotel 
Day 03: Pokhara - Muktinath-Damodar kund-Pokhara overnight stay at Hotel. 
Day 04: Sightseeing of Pokhara, Fly Pokhara - Kathmandu by Flight.
Day 05: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing onvernight stay at Hotel 
Day 06: Transfer to Airport, Departure for onward destination.


 

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