Activities in Madmaheshwar
Pilgrimage: Madhyamaheshwar is one of the most revered Hindu shrines and large number of pilgrims partakes in arduous pilgrimage every year to seek blessings of Lord Shiva. The shrine sleeps under a thick blanket of snow during winters.
Trekking: Being one of the Panch Kedar, Madmaheshwar temple is located 16 km from Ransi village with Ukhimath being the nearest town with road connectivity. Thus, one has to trek more than 16 kms to the Madhyamaheshwar shrine making it a wonderful trekking experience.
Camping: Since there is no accommodation at Madhyamaheshwar, trekkers and pilgrims set up tents near at Madhyamaheshwar and enjoy the natural beauty that envelops the hamlet.
Staying in Madmaheshwar
Home stay accommodation options are available at Madmaheshwar. Don't expect any luxury at Madhmaheshwar, but the rooms are clean and the people are helpful. The homemade food is hygienic and fresh. Accommodation options are also available at various places during the trek like Ransi, Gaundar, Bantoli, etc.
Mythology of Madmaheshwar
Madhmaheshwar is the second temple in the series of holy Panch Kedar, first one being Kedarnath. After killing their cousins at the war, Pandavas started their journey to visit Lord Shiva to wash their sins. Lord Shiva wanted to avoid them as he was deeply incensed by the death and dishonesty at the Kurukshetra war. Therefore, he disguised in the form of a bull (Nandi) and disappeared into the ground with different parts of the body appearing at various places. Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of navel - shaped lingum in Madhmaheshwar.