Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple

Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple

Punjab, Pathankot

Shrine: Mukteshwar Mahadev

On the banks of river Ravi, stands the 5500 year old Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple, carved onto the caves. This place is also known as Chota Haridwar as ash immersion and other rituals for those who passed away are done here. It is believed to give them liberation as when done in Haridwar. Mythology states that Pandvas stayed here for six months during their exile, in that time period they built four caves and a shiv temple. They crafted the Shivlingam present in the temple and worshiped the Lord shiva here.

Origin: Built by The Pandavas


Mythological legend states that, these caves served as home to the Pandavas during their exile. During their 'Agayatwas' they stayed in these caves for six months. They built a temple, crafted the Shivlingam present in the temple and worshiped the Lord shiva here. The Havan Kund made by them, is still present there in temple.


On the banks of the flowing waters of river Ravi, a series of steep steps carved onto the rock leads to the cave temple Mukteshwar Mahadev. Mukteshwar temple has a white marble Shivling, with a copper yoni. The Shivling is surrounded by the idols of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Paravati, Lord Hanuman and Lord Ganesha. The Havan Kund made by the Pandavas, can also be seen here.  In upper region of the 3rd Cave there is a symbol of Chakra, under which the Pandavs used to meditate.
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Darsan Info

Temple Timings
24 Hours Open. Can be visited at any time.

Darsan Dresscode: Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire.


Pathankot is at the meeting point of the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir and serves as a hub for travel to these states. It is close to the border with Pakistan on its West. It is used by travellers as the base before heading into the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir, Dalhousie, Chamba, and Kangra.

Language Spoken: Punjabi

Location and Contact

Jugial - Dam Rd, Doong, Punjab 145029

Contact Number : +91 94173 24685

Ways to Reach

By Road:
Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminal or Pathankot Bus Stand, is located at a distance of 3 km from the city. Regular buses from Delhi, Ludhiana, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh ply from Pathankot. You can take a bus to Jugial or taxi from Pathankot to reach the temple.
By Rail:
Pathankot Cantt Railway Station (Chakki Bank Railway Station) and the Pathankot Railway Station are the nearest railway stations to reach the temple.
By Air:
Jammu airport and Raja Sansi International Airport in Amritsar are the nearest airports. Taxis or buses can be taken from the airport to the shrine.

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Min-Temparture 7oC 20oC 25oC 9.3oC

Temple Rituals

The priests perform regular puja and rituals to the deity

Special Rituals

Asthiyan (Ash immersion ) Pind dhan for ancestors are done here

Pooja Timing

Temple Timings
24 Hours Open. Can be visited at any time.
Aarti Timings
Morning - At Sunrise 5:30 AM or 6:00 AM
Evening - At Sunset 7:00 PM


March - Shivrathri
April - Baisakhi, Mukesran Da Mela
October - Navrathri

  • Near Bus Stand

  • Doong
  • Nearby Airport

  • Jammu airport
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Pathankot
  • Taxi Stand

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