Sunday, February 5, 2012

PATALESHWAR MAHADEV MANDIR

PATALESHWAR MAHADEV MANDIR

The Pataleshwar Temple has an interesting origin -- King Siddharaj Solanki of the Solanki era was born at this site. In celebration, Maharani Minaldevi ordered that a well should be dug at the spot for thirsty travelers. While digging the well, a Shiva Linga was unearthed, and therefore, the Pataleshwar temple was later built in the shape of a well.



It was aptly christened Patal-eshwar, which means 'Lord under the ground'; The actual temple built in the 8th century AD lies 40 feet below the ground, while the new structure on top has only been recently added. On many original stones used to build the temple, inscriptions showing different symbols of snakes (who adorn Lord Shiva's neck) are found.


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