Lakhamandal, Chakrata

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Lakhamandal, Chakrata

Lakhmandal is a shrine that lies between Chakarta and Mussoorie. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a renowned temple in place that is visited by many several tourists and devotees from different places. Within the periphery of Lakhmandal there are numerous other shrines that exist. The idol of Lord Shiva placed inside the Lakhmandal temple is made of graphite that reflects sheen when water is poured on it.

History of Lakhmandal
Geographically located at a distance of 100kms away from Chakarta, Lakhmandal is a place of high historical importance in India. As per myths, Mahabharata, one of the Hindu epics, Lakhmanda is the place where Duryodhan tried to kill Pandavas. He made them stay at “Laksha Grah”, also known as the house of wax.

Two beautifully carved statues are placed outside the main shrine of Lakhmandal. As per beliefs, these two shrines are of Arjun and Bheem or of Daanav and Maanav. The inscriptions that are made in the temple date back to 8th to 5th century of the Gupta period. Lakhmandal is indeed a great place of keen interest for those who like history.

How to Arrive at Lakhmandal Chakarta
Lakhmandal is situated at a distance of 100kms from Mussoorie from Chakarta. Cabs and buses are also available to Lakhmandal from Chakarta.

• Nearest Railway Station- Dehradun Raiwlay Station (107kms)
• Nearest Airport Facility- Jolly Grant Airport (130kms)

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