Bhaktapur, Nepal is home to a temple with a very interesting connection to the Mahabharata Period. Known as Doleshwar Mahadev, this abode of Lord Shiva is located at Jangam math in Sipadol village, near Bhaktapur. For the last 4,000 years, devotees have been searching for the missing head of Lord Kedarnath, who assumed the form of a bull in a pastime with the five Pandava brothers. In recent years it was determined by temple priests that the deity at Doleshwar was indeed the missing head of Kedarnath Bull.
After the Battle of Kurukshetra, the Pandavas renounced their kingdom and departed for the high Himalayas. Upon reaching the Kedarnath region, they wished to seek forgiveness from Lord Shiva for the loss of lives that took place during the 18-day war. But Lord Shiva was not ready to forgive them, and he took the form of a bull in order to avoid them. The Pandavas soon realized that the bull was Shiva himself, and tried to stop it from running away by pulling on his tail. Suddenly the head became separated from the body of the bull, and the Pandavas were unable to find the head.
Since that time, the hump-backed linga at Uttarakhand's Kedarnath Temple has been worshipped as the torso of that divine Bull, but the head was never reclaimed. Devotees have been searching for the head since the Mahabharata Period, believing it to be hidden in the Himalayas. It was not until 2009 that temple priests determined that the deity at Doleshwar Mahadev Temple in Nepal is indeed the long-missing head of Kedernath.