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Lord Pashupatinath – The 8 faced Shiva, Temple at Mandsaur (M.P)

Lord Pashupatinath – The 8 faced Shiva Temple at Mandsaur (M.P)


Wishing you a very Happy Maha  Shivratri,

The Great Night of Lord Shiva.

With numerous avatars & forms, Lord Shiva’s Maha Shivratri is celebrated with a great zeal, devotion and faith across the Indian Sub continent as well as globally. People offer prayers and observe fast.

You may find people chantingOM NAMAH SHIVAY&BUM BUM BHOLEreligiously today.

  This festival is celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Maagha (as per Shalivahana or Gujarati Vikrama) or Phalguna (as per Vikrama) in the Hindu Calendar (that is, the night before and day of the new moon). The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael (Bilva) leaves to the Lord Shiva, all day fasting and an all night long vigil.


Among many forms and avatars of Lord Shiva, one of the most
Unique & Distinguished is the famous asthamukhi or EIGHT FACED

Lord PASHUPATINATHform. It is 2.5×3.2 m in dimentions!

The temple of Lord Pashupatinath is located in MANDSAUR district of Madhya Pradesh (India) on the banks of Sacred river SHIVNA.The 90 feet temple of Lord Pashupatinath was built in 1962 .


“Shringar” & “Raj Bhog” offered to the Lord Pashupatinath
Temple Mandsaur. Outside -People enjoying the darshan.
The Eight faced Shiva Linga is placed in the temple. It’s height is 7.25 feet, has eight face in tow part, upper and lower, every part has four face. Every face depict the four stage of life. It is the unique sculpture of lord Shiva Linga in the world.


The faces at 4 directions have their own significance: There are 2 faces in each directions showing the 8 rasas

East   >> Pease & Concentration

West  >> Angry or the “rudra” form

North >> Full of hairs & snakes

South >> Gentle & artistic


More appropriate details are available in the Temple’s official site:

http://www.shripashupatinath.nic.in/intro.htm . Plz excuse for any discrepancy!

The IDOL has an interesting History.(Year 1961, not too old, there are people residing to tell you about the incident!) A laundry person was washing clothes on the bank of river Shivna. He was doing it on a stone. One night suddenly he got a dream from the Lord saying that he is washing clothes on his IDOL. The person discussed this with his society people and soon the stone was taken out just to find this chamatkari idol of Lord Pashupatinath.

As the city was small, it was decided that the idol be taken to Ujjain and a temple made there, but the bullocks of the cart used for the transportation didn’t moved. Finally, the Lord came to the person’s dream once again and said that a temple should be made there itself, And hence a temple was built on banks of the river.

Another interesting fact of the temple is that the River Shivna got blessing from the Lord that she will be bathing the lord with her waters. Although the temple built at 90 feet, each year during the rains, SHIVNA WATERS come and do the jalabhishekh (bathing with water)!!



Thousands of people visit the site to witness the river bathing Lord Pashupatinath. The occasion is also enjoyed with a great pump and show across the city and many of the nearby places.






Even if you are unable to visit the place, find pics of it and enjoy it on the great occasion.


Jai Shree Pashupatinath!

OM Namah Shivay!

Har Har Mahadeva..


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