The tradition of Kavad started from here …
Lord Shiva is considered as the god of destruction in Sanatan Dharma. At the same time, it is also very naive, due to which they become easily pleased. In such a country there are a number of temples in their thousands, there are also 12 Jyotirlingas.
These days the month of Sawan is going on, this month is considered to be the beloved month of Lord Shiva. In such a situation, today we are telling you about a temple of Lord Shiva, where it is considered very special to see in the spring.
Actually, we are talking about Garhmukteshwar located near Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh, which was settled by the Garhwal kings. It is said that this city, situated on the banks of river Ganges, was the capital of the Garhwal kings. Later, Prithviraj Chauhan had the right over it. Garh Mukteshwar is located 42 km from Meerut and is situated on the right bank of the Ganges River.
Garh Mukteshwar Tehsil is considered very important from cultural point of view. Here in the month of Sawan, there is a wave of Shiva devotees and on the occasion of Kartik Purnima a huge fair is organized in the Ganges bath.
This story is related to Shiva
An important story is told about this place in Shiv Purana. According to this legend, at this place, the wretched Shivagans were liberated from the vampire vagina, hence the name of this shrine became ‘Garh Mukteshwar’ meaning God who freed them. According to the Bhagavata Purana and the Mahabharata, it was part of the Kuru capital Hastinapur in the Treta era.
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Ancient Shiva Temple
Mukteshwar Shiva’s ancient Shivling and temple Karkandeshwar is here. Like the pilgrimages of Kashi, Prayag, Ayodhya etc. ‘Garh Mukteshwar’ is also one of the holy pilgrimages mentioned in the Puranas. According to Shiv Puran, the ancient name of this place is also the beloved of Shiva Vallabh i.e. Shiva.
After which, after seeing Lord Muktishwar, which is a form of Shiva, the wretched Shivagans were liberated from the vampire vagina, hence this fort became famous as Mukteshwar. It is said in the Puranas, “Gananan Muktidanen Ganmuktishwar: Smrita”.
The wires here are connected with the Kandar yatra
This place is also closely related to the Kavad Yatra in Sawan. It is believed that Lord Parshuram took Ganga water from Garhmukteshwar and anointed Shivalinga in Puramhadev temple, since then the tradition of Kavad started.