Friday, 14 May 2010

Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple Haryana

Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple at Thaneswar in Kurukshetra is different holy center. Kurukshetra is a small holy town for the Hindus. It is little and distinct. Through an air of an ancient presence, lies the Sthaneshvara Mahadev Temple at Thanesar. It was here that the Pandavas prayed to Lord Shiva and established his blessings for success in the fight of Mahabharata. The ninth Guru, Shri Tegh Bahadur stay at a spot near the Sthaneshwar Tirtha that is marked by a gurdwara. The Hindu temple of Sthaneswar is the abode of Lord Shiva say the devote. It once formed an important part of the kingdom of the King Harsha Vardhan of the Pushyabhuti dynasty. It isalso believed that Lord Shiva was first worshipped here in the form of a linga. The ancestor of the Mahabharata heroes, Kuru, performed penance on the banks of the Yamuna and Parshurama, the huge warrior and sage killed lots of Kshatriyas (warriors) here. Legend has it that the waters of the tank adjoining the temple are holy. Little drops of water cured the King Ban of leprosy. And, no pilgrimage of Kurukshetra is supposed to be totally complete without a visit to this holy Temple. The tank and temple lie a small distance from Thanesar town, which gets its name from this temple.
The temple of Sthaneshwar is the abode of Lord Shiva. It one time formed a chief part of the Kingdom of King Harsha Vardhan of the Pushyabhuti dynasty. The temple with a domical roof follows local type of design. The facade of the roof is shaped like an 'amla' shape beside with a tall pinnacle. The 'Linga' is early and worshipped still by the people.

How to reach

By Air: The Airports close to Kurukshetra are at Delhi and Chandigarh, which are fine linked by road and rail. Taxi service is also available.

By Rail: Kurukshetra is a railway junction, well linked with all chief towns and cities of the country. The Shatabadi Express halts here.

By Road: Buses of Haryana Roadways and other State Corporations ply during Kurukshetra and attach it to Delhi, Chandigarh and other important places.

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