What if you get a chance to live the mythological and historical world dipped into spirituality? Interesting, isn’t it? This is what Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple bequeaths you by blessing you the memorable time of your entire life. Let’s know more about this religious spot:
Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple History
Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the oldest temples of India. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. As per the legends, Lord Brahma laid the first lingam of Lord Shiva here. Here Mahashivratri, the famous Hindu festival is celebrated with full zeal & enthusiasm.
According to Hindu mythology, here Pandavas worshipped Lord Shiva to get blessings for their war of Mahabharata. Any pilgrimage to Kurukshetra is considered incomplete without visiting this temple. Sthaneshwar Mahadev temple history also states that Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, the ninth guru of Sikh community also stayed at this sacred place. As per the legends, this is the main reason behind Sikh Gurdwara being built next to the Sthaneshwar Mahadev Mandir. It is also said that Lord Parashurama killed various Kshatriyas at this place.
In this Mandir, there is a lovely oasis, and people believe that its holy water has higher healing powers. The big blue beautiful idol of Lord Shiva on a stone slab stands in the middle of the pond. People from nearby places visit this temple to take a bath in the water, with a hope to get cured.
Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple Timing & Weather Conditions
The climate of Kurukshetra is changeable. During winter, it becomes very cold & temperature dropping down up to 1 degree Celsius. On the other side in summers it becomes very hot and the temperature rises up to 45 degree Celsius. So the best time to visit the beautiful Sthanneshwar Mahadev Temple in Haryana is October to March.
Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple timings of Aarti are 5.15 in the morning and 7.30 in the evening.
How to Reach Sthaneshwar Temple?
One can easily get air-transport or road transport. By air, the transport facility is available from Chandigarh airport. However, if you choose to travel by train, then Thanesar town railway station is the nearest one that is only one km away from it, Kurukshetra junior railway station is 3 km away and finally, Dhoda Khedi railway station is 4 km distance from the temple.
So I guess it would be quite fascinating and you will assuredly get a soulful experience after visiting here.