The coolness of kakolat
In the scorching summer of
Situated near Govindpur some 33 km from Nawada, on the
During Bishua or chait Sankranti, a big fair is held here. Many devotees take their bath in the waterfall during this three day fair.
The mythology about it is that during the Treta Yuga epoch a king was cursed by a rishi and had to take the shape of a python and lived in Kakolat. The place was visited by the great Pandavas during their exile and the accursed king got salvation from damnation. The king after getting rid of the curse proclaimed that one who would bath in the waterfall will not take the yoni of snake and that is why a large number of people from far and near bathe in the falls.
This popular tourist spot has earned Bihar recognition with ministry of postal government of
Unfortunately the panoramic Kakolat waterfall which has great historical and mythological significance is no more attracting the tourists as it used to do in past. The government apathy towards the tourist places in state and lack of information among the new generation about the importance of the area are the main reason for declining number of the visitors.
“ Pahle yahan bahut tourista aate the lekin yeh silsila bahut ikam ho
However a young lady from
It has to be seen how Bihar government popularize and make the way easy for those who want to take a cool shower at this waterfall.