The temple is an ASI protected monument..the excavation is still going on,where alot os shivlings are still believed to be buried .
This temple is famous for the shivlings around it,there are two statues of dwarpal,some say they are of arjun and bhim of mahabharat fame.The nandi bull is taken outside the temple door.It is believed to view shiv thru the horns of the Nandi.
Lakhmandal is a beautiful village situated above the yamuna banks,a sleepy and simple village of the hills.
Past Kempty falls, 75 kms on the Mussoorie-Yamnotri road lies Lakhamandal, having a historical as well as mythological significance. It figures prominently in the annals of Mahabharata. Legend has it that the Kaurvas made a shelter house and conspired to burn the Pandavas alive here. Lakhmandal is situated on the bank of Yamuna at a distance of 35 kms. From Chakrata and 128 kms. from Dehra Dun. To the antiquarian it provides considerable material of interest. It contains temples dedicated to Diva, The five pandava brothers, Parasuram and Kedar. In order to burn the Pandavas, the Kauravas had built their 'Laksha Grah' (house of lac). The two remarkable well executed figures in stone of Arjuna and the other of Bhima are available in the village.
Chakrata is a military area full of hush hush Indian defence installations. So, if you are a foreign tourist, you should know, that foreigners are not allowed in the area.
Fun Alternatives: Alternative is to apply for permission months in advance to the Uttaranchal Government, which is actually of no use.