Patal bhuvaneshwar Amidst the lofty mountains of Uttarakhand (India) is a village in stillness, distinctively confronting the Himalayas. Inside the village is a divine secret. Inside the secret is the phenomenal work of Nature. And inside this work is the truth of Hindu mythology. The earliest reference to the cave of Patal Bhuvaneshwar was made in the Manaskhand Chapter of Skandpurana, elaborately describing the story of Raja Ritupurna, the ancient King of Ayodhya belonging to the Treta Yuga. His encounters with living gods and goddesses inside the cave are part of the rich mythology of Indian traditions.
Patal Bhuvaneshwar is a limestone cave temple 14 km from Gangolihat in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state in India. It is located in the village Bhubneshwar. Legend and folklore have it that this underground cave enshrines Lord Shiva and thirty three crore Gods. The cave is 160 m long and 90 feet deep from the point of entrance. Limestone rock formations have created various spectacular stalactite and stalagmite figures of various hues and forms. This cave has a narrow tunnel like opening which leads to a number of caves. The cave is fully electrically illuminated. Built by to the flow of water, Patal Bhuvaneshwar is not just one cave, rather a series of caves within caves.
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