Date of visit: 08/11/2008
Crew: Maneesh, Lucky
I and Lucky decided to visit this temple on Saturday. The Shiv Mandir was founded on 27/03/1995 on the day of Mahashivratri inaugurated by Jagadguru Shri Shri Shri Bharathi Theertha Swamiji of Shringeri Matt. The specialty of the temple is the statue of Lord Shiva which is about 65 ft tall. Another special feature is the 32 ft tall statue of Lord Ganesha. The main deity is the Lord Bholenath for which special poojas and abisheks are performed and besides this, they also have a special abisheka ling where devotees themselves are allowed to perform the abisheka. The entrance of the temple is quite small and a passing by visitor will hardly notice it. We took two entry tickets for Rs. 4 and a camera ticket for Rs. 25. At the entrance there is a huge statue of Lord Ganesh. It is the 32 feet Vignaharan Ganapathi. Ganesha also spelled Ganesa or Ganesh and also known as Ganapati, Vinayaka, and Pillaiyar, is one of the best-known and most worshiped deities in the Hindu pantheon. Although he is known by many other attributes, Ganesha’s elephant head makes him easy to identify. Lord Ganesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles (Vighnesha, Vighneshvara), patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom. He is honored at the start of rituals and ceremonies and invoked as Patron of Letters during writing sessions.
After that we saw the gigantic statue of Lord Shiva. The statue is amazingly huge, about 65 feet high.
Check out this Hundi for offerings:
After that I went to the other side and took a panoramic photo of Lord Shiva:
That’s the Hawan Kund:
Nearby the statue of Lord Shiva there is a sacred pond.
Check out this video: