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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 January 16, 2017
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an awesome place not only for shiva temple but also of the marvelous cave and rock formations. Awesome place to visit.

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Jabalpur, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

people throw rubbish everywhere, eatables purchased from the little shops that have come up along the path. the overall feel of the place is seriously marred by the presence of these shops in large numbers. they also make the place look crowded.

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one among the three most famous temples of Lord Shiva, lying in natural surroundings in Pachmarhi which is between two cliffs and one has to travel about 200 steps downwards with care in order to visit the temple. According to ancient Indian mythology, a demon named Bhasmasur does hard penance to please lord Shiva to give him power,... More 

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

The best spot to visit at Pachmadhi. After the vehicle is parked you have to walk quiet a bit but it is worth it. You walk through two rocky mountains (sedimentary rocks). The mountains have different shapes. Keep spotting, keep identifying. If you have a guide he will surely show you some imaginary faces. The sunlight plays its magic pretty... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

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 January 10, 2017

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 January 6, 2017

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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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 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 January 3, 2017

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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