Monday, December 7, 2009

Pashupati Nath Temple in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh

Pashupatinath Temple is situated at the South shore of sacred Shivna river. Eight - faced Pashupatinath temple is the main attraction of the city. This is only one idol of eight faced Shivlingam. This idol is unique work of an anonymous artist and was found in Shivna river. The size of this idol is 2.5 X 3.2 meter and weight is 46 quintal 65 kilogram and 525 gram. After this idol, in 20th century near about 50 idols have been found in Shivna River, mostly are of Aulikar age (6th and 7th century). The age of the eight-faced idol should be decided on the basis of this.

In premises of this temple, late Shree Pt. Ram Narayan Sharma (22.12.1932 - 7.1.1998) established Shree Ranbir Mahudi Temple. In the right hand side of this temple there is Jankinath temple. This temple was constructed by Pashupatinath Management Committee. In the west of this temple there is a statue of shree Pratyakshnandanji Maharaj in an ancient Chhatri. There is a Singh Vahini Durga Mata temple. In front of this, there is Maratha age’s Shree Tapeshavar Mahadev temple. This temple was constructed in Maratha age by ruins of ancient temples. An inscription of Kumargupta and Bandhuvarman was found in it’s step in 1884. In this inscription there is world’s first advertisement. At present this inscription is in Gujri Museum of Gwalior Near by this there is Shahastra Linga temple. Just ahead of this Ganpati temple of Phoolmali society, Gayatri temple, a big Shree Ram Temple constructed by Sakal Panch Vashistha Dobhi society and Shree Bagulamukhi Mata temple are at the shore of Shivna.

Shivna River

In old maps the name of this river is written as SAU and SEU. Its starting source is in Raipuri Hills , four km away from Salamgarh of Chittorgarh district in Rajasthan. At the bottom of hills there is a small village named Shavna. This is copper age habitate and eight ancient temples - Mahakaal, Chaubis khamba temple etc. are here. The source of this river is near by Shavna village that’s why this river is famous as Shivna.
At a place named Borkhedi Ghat, Shivna meets Chambhal River after 63 km journey

The Shiva Linga is a eight faced shiva, which is only one of its kind in the world.


Ricky Peterson said...

Pashupatinath temple is one of the ancient temple of Lord Shiva worldwide.The temple’s architecture will introduce with the pagoda tradition.Lord shiva throng the temple during the festivals like Sankranti, Ekadashi, Teej Akshaya. There are many hotels nearby Pashupatinath temple.Nearby Attractions such as Bachhareshwari temple, Viswarup Temple, Nawa Durga temples, The Pancha Dewal. For more details refer Pashupatinath

Anonymous said...

IT shows INCREDIBLE INDIA.........Full of faith and Spirituality.........SALAAM INDIA-----------------ROHIT SRIVASTAVA NOIDA

Anonymous said...

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