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About Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple

ShriMahakaleshwar Temple is located on the edge of RudraSagar Lake. The deity in the temple is self-manifested in the form of lingam. The statue of Mahakaleshwar which is placed in the temple is known as Dakshinamurti as it faces the south direction. The people worship Mahakaal which is another name of Lord Shiva. Hence the temple got its name as Mahakaleshwar. The existing temple structure was built by SrimanrRaanojiraoShindeMaharaj in the 1736 AD. The temple has huge shikaras which lean towards the sky. The idols of the all Lords and Goddess of the Hindu mythology have been placed in the temple. Some of them include images of Parvati, Ganesh, Kartikeya and Nandi which is the mount of Lord Shiva. The festival of MahaShivratri is celebrated with great pomp and show in the temple. Fair and other religious ceremonies are organised in the premises of the temple. ShriMahakaleshwar Temple is located in open spaces fortified by huge concrete walls. It is adorned with brass light lamps. The SwapaneshwarMahadev temple is located near the premises of the main temple. The devotees believe that if they worship and ask the lord for a wish with a true heart, all their wishes would be granted.

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  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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