This beautiful Shiva temple is well worth a visit if you are in the area or are interested in Indian temple architecture or temple worship. It has beautiful towers with intricate carvings on them. it has one of the tallest temple towers in India. The temple covers many acres and is alive with devotion. It is a 'living' busy temple with many small temples and shrines in the temple compound. There is an elephant there which grants blessings. I would try to avoid it on festival days, as it can get very crowded--unless of course you don't mind the crowds. I always thought it would be amazing to helicopter someone in from the west and drop them into the grounds of this temple. It would truly be like entering another world. The priests may ask for money which can be annoying, but it is up to you whether to give or not. Definitely worth seeing and experiencing.
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