Madhya Pradesh , Mandsaur
Situated on the banks of Shivna river is the temple of Pashupatinath. It is believed to have been constructed in 1960's after the idol of Lord Shiva was found. Lord Pashupatinath is the main deity in the temple. The temple of Pashupatinath resembles the original temple of Pashupatinath situated in Nepal.
The legend believes that a dhobi was washing his clothes on a stone near the river Shivana. One day, the Lord came to his dreams and said that the washing stone was actually his image. The dhobi along with the villagers tried to move the idol to Ujjain so that he could be worshipped there. The idol however refused to move. The villagers then decided to build a temple at Mandasur itself. During the monsoon season, the river rises to cover th...View more
Shiv Linga. The devotees consider it a Jalabhisheka by the river.
The temple has a pyramid roof with a gold plated pitcher on the top.The striking feature of this temple is the unique Shiv Ling with eight faces. The Shiv Ling is 2.5 x 3.2 metres and weighs around 4.6 tons. Each face is said to denote a particular aspect of Lord Shiva. The four doors of the shrine open in four different directions.. The idols of other Hindu deities such as Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesh, Kartikeya, Goddess Ganga, Lord Vishnu, Godd...View more
ss Lakshmi and Sage Adi Shankara can be seen within the temple complex along with a huge idol of Nandi.
Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire.
Mandsaur, a city in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh is rich in archaeological and historical heritage. Mandsaur and its neighbourhood are filled with Hindu and Jain ruins and forts built during the time of Kings of Malwa.
Pashupatinath Mandir Road, Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh
Mandsaur town is well connected with all other neighbouring cities or towns of the state by roads.
The nearest railway station is Mandsaur railway station that connects the town to all other parts of the country. From the railway station bus or taxis can be used to reach Pashupatinath temple which is situated 3 kms from railway station.
Some of the nearest airports to Mandsaur town are Dabok/Udaipur airport at 170 kms and Indore airport at 200 kms. From the airport visitors bus, cars and taxi can be hired to reach at the temple.
The priests perform regular puja and rituals to the deity.
Flowers, sweets, jalabhishek
On every Monday, devotees gather here to offer Jalabhishek to the Shivalinga. During monsoon, the water levels of river Shivana rises and covers the Shiv Linga, doing a Jalabhishek to the Lord.
March - Maha Shivrathri
November - Kathik Poornima