Gosainkund - lake - Nepal - Gosainkunda

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Gosainkund - lake - Nepal - Gosainkunda

According to the mythology it is believed that if a person takes a dip in the pond of Gosainkund and pays visit to the Shiva's temple then they will easily attain Nirvana.

GosainkundLocated at 4,380 meters above the sea level, Gosainkunda is rich in scenic beauty and holds an important place in religious terms too. The Hindu mythology has it that the Lord Shiva dipped in this pond to relieve excruciating pain after he swallowed poison to save the world. And thereafter this pond was named as Gosainkunda.
Due to its religious value every year on the occasion of Janai Purnima, religious fair is organized at Gosainkunda where thousands of pilgrims visit to take a dip in the water.
Two fairs are organized in Gosainkunda every year, one during Dashain and another in Janai Purnima. The number of pilgrims is more at Gosainkund during Janai Purnima than in Dashain. According to the mythology it is believed that if a person takes a dip in the pond on this day and pays visit to the Shiva's temple then they will easily attain nirvana. Gosainkund can be reached through three, Rasuwa, Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk.
 

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