Be ecofriendly, don’t kill the mother Earth


All the way around I was seeing the rush life in the city. Vechiles are constantly running and ejecting the so called carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide,etc which are acting as a slow poison to kill the mother Earth. Carbon emission has caused enough  climate change which humans can understand. Air pollution has caused millions of deaths worldwide. Are the humans digging a hole in ground just to fell themselves. Yes , indeed humans have severely punished this mother Earth. Defforestation,carbon emission, waste production, global warming, cfc emissions ,  nuclear attacks, etc have been properly utilised by humans just to create a slow acid to this Earth or rather to themselves.

World has already crossed with the population of more than 7 billion. Population explosion is the major cause of all these problems as the number of user increases the quality of life and environmemt decreases. We should understand our responsibility for the goodness and being ecofriendly. You should have somewhere in the mind to save these non renewable resources such as petrol, coal, gas, etc. The Cfc i.e chloro fluro carbons produced by refrigirators causes the ozone layer depletion which is the major cause of rise of the earth’s temperature. Global warming issues are gone be very serious as the civilisation proceeds. As the average temperature is increasing day by day there will be a definite shortage of water in the comming years as the glaciers will start melting faster. Coastal countries and cities are in high risk and verge of being drowned by the ocean as the water in the ocean is constantly increasing due to this carbon emission and other environment related issues.

What to do and what not

We should adopt some conservative methods . Car pool,afforestation, proper utilisation of renewable sources of energy such as wind energy, solar plates, geothermal energy etc,  use of CNG  instead of carbon emitting fuels petrol and diesel.Nowadays non biodegradable wastes such as plastic, electronic waste, fertilisers , pesticides, etc has been a real world problem. 

Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide has caused the average increase in earth’s temperature . Other greenhouse gases include sulphur dioxide which is the main cause associated with the acid rain. Pollution has caused millions of deaths world wide and will cause more until we adapt some measure to curb this pollution and production of millions of waste  daily. 

Everybody needs to understand the importance of our natural resources. Nowadays every family in towns and big cities have cars, bikes and all. They are never willing to take the option of car pool . We must adopt this method of not using our bikes and cars daily and sometimes use public transport. Our contribution is must to pull out this pollution problem and excessive use of non renewable resources. Nowadays CNG is being adopted as a way to curb the sulphur and carbon content in air. 

Solar panels, wind energy, dam, etc are the sources of energy which looks quite good as far as environmental affects are concerned. Pollution is growing day by day and the air is just losing its taste just because of the greedy humans who are living in her lap yet they are managing to contribute to kill this beautiful planet . Some adaptive measures need to be adapted by us just to make our environment healthier to live in. 

Today many Indian cities are in top 100 in the list of the most polluted cities in the world  . It be Delhi , mumbai, Patna , Gwalior,Dehradun etc. The air quality in these cities is worst . The particulate matter in air is high above the average value. Due to millions of vehicle roaming in the cities, the industries emitting the worst carbon content in the air just making the quality of air and health worse and worse. 
 

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Gopinath temple Gopeshwar, Chamoli, Uttrakhand.

Temples location

Gopinath temple is a very old hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva . The temple is situated in the mandir marg area in Gopeshwar town district Chamoli state Uttrakhand. This is a very old shiva temple dates back to 11 century . One of the most beautiful temples of north India Gopinath mandir’s architecture is same as that of Kedarnath temple situated in Rudraprayag district . This tall temple stands firm from centuries and is a perfect example of beautiful architecture done by our ancestors in that time. 

Gopinath temple and its nearby sites are under the Archeological survey of India . Any harm done to these sites and temple are punishable under Archealogical survey of India act. Everybody visiting to this beautiful temple should respect the age old sites and idols and things inside the temple premises. When our government of India can do things to save our beautiful monuments and age old sites why not us. 

Gopinath temple can be reached by the NH58 which runs from Rishikesh to Badrinath in Uttrakhand. From Chamoli district one road runs to Badrinath temple another road goes to Gopeshwar town which is merely 10 km from here . It is said that the temple is build by the  Katyuri dynasty around 11 century . Some religious scholar says that at Gopinath temple lord Shiva burnt kamdeva (Lord of love) with his Trident i.e trishul to ashes. 

The famous trident of shiva

The temple’s outer as well as inner structure is fascinating. Around the courtyard of the temple you can find many shivlings , a tree called Kalpvirksha , idols of other god and goddess . As the temple is dedicated to lord shiva there must be a trishul in the temple. Yes, there is a very big trishul outside the temple which stands firm from centuries. More than 5 meters tall trishul of lord Shiva is so magnificient and holy that it just connects you to Shiva . The trishul is very old yet there is no rust or weather impact on the trident. It is said by this trident only lord shiva burnt kamdeva here. A slight touch by the small finger makes the big kundals hanging in the trishul vibrate. A very hard firm shaking by both the hands does nothing. This is the beauty and holy powers of this temple and trishul .

There is a vaitarni kund around 200 meters away from the temple . The water in the kund is believed to be holy and people take a bath in this water. The sites near the vaitarni kund also comes under the Archeological survey of India. The water which comes in the kund is way from the upper  bugyals where the  Rudranath temple is situated. In winters when the whole rudranath temple is covered with snow the doli and idols are taken to Gopinath temple. Pandits and shiva bhakts take the heavy doly i.e idols from Rudranth to Gopinath temple which is around 25 km by foot only because no motorable road is connected there. The love for lord and true devotees can always be found in the temple. 

Main festivals associated with temple

The main festivals associated with this temple are mahashivratri and jalabhishek yatra from vaitarni kind to this temple. Ladies from the village collect holy water of vaitarni kund and carry them in their head . The jalabhishek is carried out to please the lord shiva , the creator as well as destroyer. At mahashivratri festival the whole temple is dressed with lights and the whole temple is filled with the presence of devotees.  The tiwaris are the main pandits of this temple. Gopeshwar city is surrounded by many famous temples of India such as Tungnath, Anusuya Devi , Rudranath, Badrinath . Kedarnath is though a little far but not too much from this town. 

The beauty , divine and temple archtecture in uttrakhand is finest of its class . You will always love these places once you go there. Pack your  bags guys its time to know something about devbhoomi uttrakhand. Hope you like this little information and my experience about this temple and town. Living is fun when stay in the lap of nature. Go green and have a love and kindness for our trees , plants and animals too.  

Kedarnath Musk Deer Wildlife Sanctuary

Kedarnath musk deer wildlife sanctuary is a national sanctuary located in Chamoli and Rudraprayag district of Uttrakhand. The main purpose of this sanctuary is to protect the endangered himalayan musk deer, a very rare species. Covering the total area of around 975 sq.km this sanctuary is the largest protected area in the western himalayas.

While going through the kedarnath sanctuary the flora and fauna of this place gives the real feel why Uttrakhand is blessed with such a splendid beauty and natural lamdscapes. The aroma of the thick wild forests, lovely chriping of birds, green meadows, etc kedarnath musk deer wildlife sanctuary stretches from 1200 meters to 7000 meters from mean sea level. 

The name Kedarnath is given to the wildlife sanctuary is because of the most famous and divine shiv temple kedarnath located inside this sanctuary area in Rudraprayag district . Most of the area inside the sanctuary is covered with heavy snow in winters as severe cold conditions are found there. The best time to visit this sanctuary and famous temples located in this area like rudranath, tungnath , kedarnath, etc is between april to june or from september to november. The nearest airport to this sanctuary is Jollygrant airport in Dehradun and the nearest railway station is in Rishikesh.Uttrakhand transport coorporation buses are always present if you want to travel in these. The road which leads you to this wildlife sanctuary is from chamoli via gopeshwar  mandal and then finaly to chopta which is the entry point to the sanctuary. The other way is from Rudraprayag district via ukhimath. 

Snow, mountains, forests,wildlife, meadows, height. what all a nature lover needs. The Garhwal in uttrakhand is blessed with full of these exotic locations. Nature or wildlife enthusiast will definitely want to visit such places. The main species found in this wildlife sanctuary are himalayan musk deer, himalayan beer, snow leapord, tail less mouse, rhesus macaque, langoor etc. The main purpose of the sanctuary is to protect himalayan musk deer with are very venurable to poaching. The musk pods or glands present in male musk deer has a value of around 20 lakhs rupees per 25 kg that is used in cosmetics and other medicinal purposes. 

A beautiful wildlife sanctuary admits its heavenly presence in the state uttrakhand. The reality and sweetness of these jungles will definitely win your hearts. The threats to visitors is from natural landslides which is common in these areas mainly in monsoon .There are also many wild animals attacking humans in past encountered in these areas . People must come in groups and with a local guide to visit this area . The very beautiful lush green bugyals at an altitude of around 3000 meters are worth to watch. The himalayan ranges as seen from this sanctuary are chaukhamba peak, kedarnath peak, nanda devi group etc. 

Lakhs of tourist in summers go to these places as Badrinath and Kedarnath temple are situated in this area . These many number of people visiting here is enough to tell the beauty bound to this state called devbhoomi. You can find on of the most valueable and medicinal plants as you go around 3000 to 4000 meters above mean sea level. Kidajaddi, Brahmakamal, and many more you can find here. Tourism in these areas is the main source of income for many people in the nearby areas of this sanctuary. If you are not a garhwali you can enjoy the garhwali food in these dhabas and shops. 

Hope you are packing your bags and making plans to visit these areas in garhwal and this beautiful kedarnath musk deer wildlife sanctuary.