Papnash Shiva Temple
Karnataka , Bidar
Papnash Temple is a Shiva Temple situated in Bidar district, Karnataka. It is believed that the idol of the temple was installed by Lord Rama on his way back to Ayodhya. The original temple was lost and a new temple was built at the ruins of the ancient temple.
According to the legends, Lord Rama installed the temple and idol here at this place on his way back to Ayodhya from Lanka.
The original temple was lost and at the ruins a new temple was built. This temple is located in a beautiful valley. There is a large pond at the foot of the temple which is constantly fed by a natural spring. This pond is known as Papnash. The sanctum sanctorum enshrines a big Shiva Linga and there are three Shiva Lingas in the temple complex.
Timings : Devotees can touch and can directly offer pujas to the three Shiva Lingas in the temple complex.It is believed that a visit to this temple and a dip in the Papnash pond will destroy all the sins committed by a person.
Devotees are advised to dress appropriately.
The contribution of Karnataka to the composite culture of India is no way inferior to that of any other region of India. Its contribution in the fields of art, music, religion and philosophy are exemplary. The culture of Karnataka is so vibrant that it adds new flavor to its very existence. Bidar is a historic district, which is located in the north-eastern part of the South Indian state of Karnataka. The Papnash Shiva Temple in Bidar, Karnataka holds great religious significance as it was installed by Lord Ram.
It is believed that a visit to this temple and a dip in the Papnash pond will destroy all the sins committed by a person.
Devotees can touch and can directly offer pujas to the three Shiva Lingas in the temple complex.
The temple gets crowded during Shivarathri festival.