Sunday, January 31, 2016

Deoria Taal Trek

Deoria Taal is a lake located in a picturesque alpine meadow inside Kedarnath Wild Life Sanctuary and can be reached by trekking from Sari village. Geopolitically it is located at Rudraprayag district in Uttarakhand.
Deoria Taal with Mt. Kedarnath, Mt. Mandani and Mt. Chaukhamba
Legend behind the Taal:

According to Mahabharata, Deoria Taal is believed to be the lake where Yaksha asked Pandavas the question of life. Once when the Pandavas were in Banbasa feeling thirsty and tired. Yudhishthira asked Bhima to look for a place form where they could bring water. BHim got up on a tree and saw the lake. Yudhisthira asked the youngest brother Sahadeva to bring water. Sahadeva went and tried to drink water. At that very time Yaksha stopped him and asked his question which Sahadeva denied to answer and died immediately. Same thing happened for Nakula, Arjuna and Bhima.