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Duryodhana Temple in Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand

One of the largest temples dedicated to Duryodhan in the Mahabharata is found at Oslo in Uttarkashi District in Uttarakhand. Duryodhana is the main villain in the Mahabharata and one who practiced Adharma. So why is there a temple dedicated to Duryodhan in Oslo?



The popular belief is that the soldiers and people who supported Duryodhana escaped from the Kurukshetra and took refuge in this area of Uttarkashi. They built temples in memory of Duryodhana and Karna here.

Today they are the protecting deities of the region.

A couple of temples dedicated to Duryodhan can be found in the region at Saur, Sarnaul, Gangar and Datmir.

Oslo village is on the way to Har Ki Doon, a popular location with trekkers. From
Mussoorie one has to travel through Yamuna Bridge, Naugaon, Purola, Saur and Sankri to reach Osla.

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