Encircled by the snow-capped Gadhwal Himalayas, Madhyamaheswar stands at the spot where the belly or madhya of Lord Shiva manifested who took the form of a bull to escape the Pandavas.
It is said that the bull was held by Bhima. Shiva had taken a form so huge that he manifested across Uttarakhand and part of Nepal. Madhmaheshwar is where his belly manifested itself and is therefore holy to all worshipers of Lord Shiva.
It is situated in the village Mansuna in the Gadhwal region of Uttarakhand and is the fourth among the five Kedars or shiva shrines that are worshipped by those who wish to do a pilgrimage of the panch-kedars.
May ever compassionate Lord Madhyamaheswar Mahadev bless us with buddhi, viveka and a desire to seek the reality beyond all appearances! Har Har Mahadev!
Watch a traditional Gadhwali folk song narrating the story of Pandavas and Ppanch Kedars in Gadhwali on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?