Of floods …..

Prompt ~

PHOTO PROMPT - Copyright -Björn Rudberg

Copyright-Björn Rudberg

The drain and the steps overflowed frequently during the last 3000 years from the repeated floods in the valley below Chorabari-glacier.

A greatly-revered temple, built before the little-ice-age is located in the valley. It remained submerged in the glacier for at least 400 years and survived. Flash-floods in June, 2013 swept away all except the temple (5700 dead, >100,000 evacuated).

The locals believe that Lord-Shiva moved the hills 12,000 feet above land to deny the Pandavas* a darshan**. Nobody knows how high Shiva raised the temple to escape the flood waters.

The Kedar-temple reopened for pilgrimage in May 2014.

Words  ~<00
**Darshan ~ A view of the divine.
*Pandavas ~ A clan of Mahabharat time.


Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.




16 thoughts on “Of floods …..

  1. An intriguing story of powerful beings who suffer the same weaknesses as mere humans – jealousy, spite etc. As though the destructive power of nature isn’t enough to contend with. Nice interweaving of the natural and the mythical.

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