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About Mantalai Temple

Mantalai Temple is an ancient Lord Shiva temple in Udampur near the Mantalai Lake. Goddess Parvati is said to have born here. She later married Lord Shiva at this very place. The temple is at an elevation of 1450 meters from the ground, amid the most scenic surrounding of tall deodar trees. This temple holds a lot of religious significance. The shrine is a small one, and has an idol of Goddess Parvati as a “Kanya” (young girl). There are many other sets of sculptures including Shiva and Parvati together, and Parvati with son Lord Ganesha. Apart from this, the temple houses a Shiva Lingam idol and two idols of bull God Nandi that faces the shrine. The main attraction is an ancient divine rock that symbolizes the marriage of Lord Shiva to Paravati. Do you know that apart from being a religious site, this temple is an important archaeological site as well? Many terra cotta figures, statues and red earthenware found here serve as proofs supporting various theories of history. It is said that the best time to visit this temple is during the period of the full moon and Chaudas.

Historical Context: This is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva and is also known as Aparneswarnear Mantalai lake.It is believed to be Parvathy devis birthplace and she got married to Lord shiva in the same place

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Couple, Solo, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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