Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple, Raipur
Located 5 kms from Raipur on the banks of River Kharun, Chhattisgarh, Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage destinations in central India dedicated to Lord Shiva worshipped as Lord Hatakeshwar. The temple was built by Hajiraj Naik during the rule of Brahmadeo Rai, son of King Ramachandra of Kalchuri dynasty in 1402.
The temple was built by Hajiraj Naik during the rule of Brahmadeo Rai, son of King Ramachandra of Kalchuri dynasty in 1402. Brahmadeo Rai's monumental script in Sanskrit is still preserved at the Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum. Hatkeshwar Mahadev, is the family deity of Nagar Brahmins, who were once a prominent community in Vadnagar.
The Shivalingam in Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple is believed to have self-emerged from the ground. The beautiful architecture along with the exquisitely ornamented exteriors of the temple features various figures like Nine Planets, Regent Deities, Ramayana and Mahabharata Scenes, various animals, floral motifs, dancing apsaras and musicians.
Timings : Temple timings: 6:00 AM To 8:00 PM
No dress code
Raipur is historically rich in culture and heritage. The dominant culture in this part is much influenced by those prevalent in other parts of Chhattisgarh. The local people love to converse in their native language viz. Chhattisgarhi. The culture of Raipur includes its religious beliefs, fairs and festivals and traditions of the people living here. From charming folk sings to thumping folk dances and regional festivals it has all and more that differentiate it with other parts of the country and state.
Changurabhata, Raipur, Chhattisgarh 492013
BY AIR: The Nearest airport is Ahmedabad (111km) Chhattisgarh has a domestic airport in state capital, Raipur, which is connected to almost all the important airports of the country. Indian Airlines here operates frequent flights to Raipur from various destinations of India. From Raipur buses and taxis are available for different parts of the state.
BY RAIL: Siddhapur is a railway station on Ahmedabad - New Delhi railway line, 42 km from Vadnagar. Raipur and Bilaspur are two major railway heads of Chhattisgarh. These railway stations are served by a number of express trains from all over the country. Raipur is situated between Mumbai and Howrah, two major railheads of west and east, so several important trains pass through this railway station regularly.
BY ROAD: Good network of roads criss-cross the state of Chhattisgarh. National Highway No. 6, 16 and 43 connect to all the important cities and towns of Chhattisgarh with each other and also with other parts of the country. Mehsana (47km), Ahmedabad (111km) are the nearest towns.
Morning pooja and arathi starts from 6:30 AM onwards.