Fri. Jul 19th, 2019

Gosaikunda,Place of Heaven

Gosaikunda

Gosaikunda (गोसाइँकुण्ड), additionally spelled Gosainkunda and Gosain Kunda is a high freshwater oligotrophic lake in Nepal’s Langtang National Park, situated at a height of 4,380 m (14,370 ft) in the Rasuwa District with a surface of 13.8 ha (34 acres). Together with related lakes, the Gosaikunda Lake complex is 1,030 ha (4.0 sq mi) in size and has been assigned a Ramsar site on 29 September 2007.

The lake melts and tastes down to frame the Trishuli River and stays solidified for a half year in winter October to June. There are 108 lakes around there, little to medium in size. The testing Lauribina La at a height of 4,610 m (15,120 ft) is on its edges.

TOURISM AND TREKKING
Gosaikunda is a huge place of enthusiasm on the Dhunche-Helambu trekking course. This trek borders the acclaimed Langtang Valley trek in a similar locale. The two treks can be joined. Essential convenience is effectively accessible. Tea houses offer an assortment of nourishment and tidbits.

The trek to Gosaikunda begins in Dhunche Village or Syabru Besi in the Langtang Himal, or in Sundarijal in the Kathmandu Valley. When beginning from Dhunche, the main day includes a long consistent move to reach Chandan Bari at an elevation of around 3,200 m (10,500 ft). Laurebinayak at around 3,700 m (12,100 ft) can be come to on the second day. Now, a few trekkers move ahead to Gosaikunda, however height affliction is a worry as the rising is somewhat steep. Numerous trekkers remain at Laurebinayak, which likewise gives nightfall and dawn perspectives of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal. The plunge from Gosaikund to Sundarijal (सुन्दरीजल) takes around four days and includes a short move to Laurebina La at 4,610 m (15,120 ft), a quick plummet to Phedi and onwards to Ghopte. Contingent upon pace, there are choices to remain at Thadepati, Mangengoth, Kutumsang and at numerous towns more remote downhill. The trails are all around set apart, aside from among Ghopte and Thadepati.

RELIGIOUS SIGNIFICANCE
The Gosaikunda region has been depicted as a religious site. Hindu folklore traits Gosaikunda as the residence the Hindu gods Shiva and Gauri. The Hindu sacred texts Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana and the stories Ramayana and Mahabharata allude to Samudra manthan, which is specifically identified with the starting point of Gosaikunda. Its waters are viewed as heavenly and of specific criticalness amid the Gangadashahara and the Janai Purnima celebrations when a great many travelers from Nepal and India visit the area.[2] Gosaikunda is accepted to have been made by Lord Shiva when he push his Trishul (blessed Trident) into a mountain to extricate water with the goal that he could cool his stinging throat after he had gulped poison.

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