Ghorakhal (Uttarakhand), Golu Devta temple at Ghorakhal of Kumaon region, people come to seek justice in their cases at the earliest.every ghorakhalian knows it well.
Golu Devta is believed to have been an incarnation of Gaur Bhairav (Shiva). He is worshipped all over the region and regarded as the dispenser of justice by devotees.
It is believed that the temple was built in 12th century. It gained popularity over the centuries for proving helpful to anyone visitng this temple.
"This is Golu Devta''s temple. He is incarnation of Bhatook Bhairav. According to mythology, he would sit here and listen to the problems of people. If a person is innocent then Golu Baba surely blesses him and provides him justice," said Pradeep Joshi,(i can recall students from my class used to go to priest...to collect prashad..) the priest at the Golu Devta Temple in Ghorakhal.
As per Joshi, the temple priest, hundreds of thousands of ghantas are offered at the temple.
On fulfillment of the prayers, Golu Devta is thanked by hanging bells or through animal sacrifice. The temple receives many 'petitions' on daily basis.
People of this area have incredible belief in the mystic power of Golu Devta.
shri shri ek hajar ath golu baba ki jai...cheerup of sainik school ghorakhal