Mridula’s posts about Shringi Vatika and the journey towards it refreshed my memories about visiting that place back in April 2006. It was a bicycle expedition to Jalori pass from Kullu in Himachal Hradesh.
Wikipedia stub on Shringi Rishi:
Shringi Rishi was the legendary Indian Hindu saint or Rishi of sage Kashyapa ‘s lineage.Shringi Rishi was great saint of the Ramayan era of ancient India.His father was great saint Vibhandak Rishi.Shringi Rishi performed ‘Putrakameshti Yajya’ for King Dashrath of Ayodhya,after that Lord Rama and his three brothers were born….A temple of Shringi Rishi, is also located at Banjar in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, in whose honour a fair is held every year in May.
A small village located above the temple of Shringi Rishi has two intimidating tall structures These towers, the highest one being 11 storeys high was built in 19th century at an height of about 7000ft. The earthquake of 1095 destroyed two floors of the tower. Entry is now restricted to the buildings, but the priest was very generous to allow visitors from Mumbai to take a peek inside the sacred temple located on the highest level. Its a wonder and a priceless archeological landmark. Unfortunately not many people know about it.
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