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Baba Dhansar

Baba Dhansar, Jammu & Kashmir

Baba Dhansar is situated around 10 kilometers from Katra. This place is renowned for its cool and pleasing atmosphere that makes it one of many amazing picnic spots for travelers. This beautiful tourist destination is located in the midst of the thick grove of trees thats liable to bring together a lot of travelers every year from throughout the country.

The sanctum of Baba Dhansar is found at Karua Jheel (Pond) near village Karua, 17 km from Reasi towards Katra in Reasi district of Jammu & Kashmir State, India. The approach involves a stroll of 200 metres through the road. It’s a mythological belief that when Lord Shiva attended the Amarnath cave to share with Parvati situation of his immortality, he left his serpent king, Sheshnag at Anantnag. Shesh Nag arrived a persons form as Vasudev. One of several sons of Vasudev was Dhansar who was simply a saintly person.

As being the local belief goes, from the middle ages times there seemed to be a demon who lived near Karua Jheel(lake) and committed atrocities about the people of village Karua. The villagers sought help of Baba Dhansar to reduce the Demon. It is considered that Baba Dhansar prayed to Lord Shiva for help. Lord Shiva arrived and helped in killing the Demon. The temple of Baba Dhansar and a cave of Lord Shiva near Karua Jheel has become a place of worship. Karua Jheel is regarded as sacred where bathing seriously isn’t permitted. However, the devotees normally takes a shower downstream. People assume that their wishes are fulfilled if they take bath within the stream and pray with complete faith. A lot of devotees visit the place annually marriage ceremony of Mahashivratri when a fete (mela) is organized.