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LocationHaryana
Altitude1170 metres from sea level

Description

Dhosi Hill, (also known as Pahadi Dhusran) an extinct volcano, standing alone in the North-West end of the Aravali Mountains range has temples, pond, fort and caves on the top and forest around it.

 

The hill is unique and has all the physical features of a perfect volcanic hill with distinct crater, lava still lying on it and giving a perfect conical view from top and important because it can reveal many a facts about the initial development of Vedic Sanskriti or Sanatana Dharma, the original name of the oldest religion in the world, which at present times is called 'Hinduism'

Solidified lava is still visible on one side of the hill. According to the Mahabharata the volcano erupted at the beginning of Treta Yug (9-10,000 years ago). It was described by the guru Shaunak, who had accompanied the Pandav brothers during their agyaatwas visit to the hill some 5100 years ago. The Mahabharata also describes how the hill has been revered since that time because it was inhabited by respected Rishis and Munis who contributed to Vedic Sanskrit books.

Interesting facts

Halfway up the hill from the Kultajpur village side, on the south, is a reservoir known as Shiv Kund. This is filled from the reservoir at the summit. Apart from Temples at Shiv Kund, there are several temples on the crater portion of the Hill. Most prominent among them is Chyvan Rishi temple built by Bhargava community. There is a Shiva temple on the crater, a Devi temple on the hill top, a Rama Temple next to the Royal Guest House and some small set ups. Different temples attract devotees on different days, but generally devotees visit all temples.

 

Several Melas take place on the Hill on various festivals and special days. On 'Somvati Amavasya' day lots of people assemble at the hill for a holy bath on the Sarovars at the hill.

 

Those visiting the hill on pilgrimage have performed a parikrama (circumambulation) of it since the time of Shaunak. The 8–9 km parikrama track includes some portions of which are damaged because of landslides.There is a cave on the parikrama route. Here Chyavan performed tapasya (deep meditation) for years. It provides shelter to pilgrims undertaking parikrama in case of heat and emergencies.

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