Ancient Temple in Himalayas - Pashakot Temple on the way back to Palampur from Barot Town of Mandi region of Himachal Pradesh, India
This Photo Journey is about a very different temple in Himalayan ranges of Himachal Pradesh. These are few old photographs, which were clicked during back journey from Barot to Mcledoganj. These photographs are trying to share about regionally popular temple of Pashakot Dev. Let's have this quick journey to Temple of Dev Pashakot...
Here is a photograph of main temple of Dev Pashakot near Barot town in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. This temple is located near a river in the bottom of a hill. One needs to trek down for 15 minutes, which may take 30 mins to climb up during back journey. Temple is located at a very peaceful environment.
Pashakot Temple doesn't come exactly on the road which connect Barot with Mandi/Palampur. There is a diversion of 2 kilometers and after parking the car near hyderal plant, one needs to trek down towards the river and Pashakot Dev's temple is on the bank of this river. Now sure but this rive is part of Uhl river which flows at it's highest power near Barot. I hope you can make out about the temple from its photographs, as it's quite different from other temples. Many people know it as smaller version of Hadimba Temple in Manali Town.
During this visit to Pashakot, we also saw some Himlayan Goats... Some Gaddi folks were roaming around the same area with their goats and it seems they were planning to spend some time around Pashakot Temple only.
At the same time, we saw some hairs on back side of Pashakot Dev temple. It seems Animal Sacrifice is done at the temple for some occasions. This was found on river bank where a dedicated shed was created for this thing.
Surroundings of Pashakot Temple are extremely beautiful.
Another photograph of Goat-baby around Barot region of Himachal Pradesh. He was sitting quietly on a hill-top.
Himalayan Goats are usually huge with long hair. Mostly these kind of goats can be seen around Gaddi folks, who keeps moving from one place to other during winters and go back to their home in summers.
Here is a view of Uhl river flowing on one side of Pashakot Temple. This photograph is clicked from half-way while we were going down towards temple from main-road.
Clean water, greenery all around and cool breeze - What can be better in summers... I am feeling better thinking about all these things, while I am in Delhi right now.
With zoom lens on Travellingcamera I could see ripples on water surface, although photograph could have been far better in such lighting conditions.
Pashakot Temple is situated under a foot-hill and a huge deodar(cedar) has made an umbrella around it. River sounds from the back side makes overall environment more interesting.
A series of bells hanging on outer sides of Pashakot Temple in Mandi disrict of Himachal Pradesh.