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Jata Shankar

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Address: Pachmarhi, India

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Very good place for the religious minded. But also a very good visit for others due to the exotic nature of the cave formation and the temple within, surrounded by lovely hills... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good place for the religious minded. But also a very good visit for others due to the exotic nature of the cave formation and the temple within, surrounded by lovely hills and scenery.

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jata shaker temple is one of the three most famous Lord Shiva temples in Pachmarhi. It is situated in old natural Cave which is having fresh water body .Pilgrims have to step down approx. 350 steps to reach the cave. Overall it is a very good place for religious visit.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Legend has it that Lord Shiva shed his Jata (hair) while hiding from the demon Bhasmasura. Jatashankar is close to Pachmarhi town on the Pipariya road and does not require a forest permit to visit. The main shrine is inside a cave which requires you to descend about 400 steps. Senior citizens or people with weak knees may want to... More 

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Thank shouches
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cave and the walk to the cave is a very memorable experience. The climb down with the small water body at the bottom is something which needs to be seen. The walk also introduces you to this sanyasi who has trained her voice to bring out this high pitched "Om namo shivai" which echoes in the high cliffs were... More 

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Thank BigBose
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's an important place for all the Hindus and we must preserve n protect such holy places. There is no efforts seen to improve /preserve this holy place by Tourism dept.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of the five shiv temples in Pachmarhi where Shiv ji has shed his hair ('jata') to disguise from Bhasmasura. The temple offers a nice view of the rocks and geology of the area. There are Ayurveda shops at the entry of the temple, you can test and buy some stuff, not very costly. Recommend: Hire a guide

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I never noticed any beauty there... I was scared of those BABAs { followers of lord shiva} who were gathered in really big numbers during Maha-Shiv-Ratri Festival. When I was in the cave to see lord Shiva's statue, I noticed that the temperature is much less inside than outside. Water drops were dripping on head from stones of the cave,... More 

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Thank imran k
Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this temple ,located in Pachmarhi. The entrance is like any other tourist place with lots of shopping and huge number of vehicles parked all over. You need climb down the stairs to reach the Shiva temple, and climb down was really fascinating with several huge rocks and hills faces on all sides. We were proceeding down in... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a temple enthusiast! But when they are surrounded by mountains why not! The mountains all the way are mesmerizing. Must Go.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Jata Shankar during our visit to Pschmarhi. It is a natural car famous amongst pilgrims for the naturally formed Shiva Linga.

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