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“Ancient Temple”

Mahabaleshwar Temple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Ancient Temple”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

Amazing piece of History. Further up is another temple which is the source of Origin of Five rivers . The water flowing is too cold and its surprising where does the water come from at this heights

Visited November 2013
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“A very Old temple”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is located in Old Mahabaleshwar if you are not familiar with the place. The temple itself is very old and the place around it resembles an old town. Great place to click pictures.

Visited October 2013
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Thousand Oaks, California
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“Unmaintained Shiva Linga Temple”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

The temple built in Dravidian architectural style, with granite stones, has the Atmalinga enshrined in it on a "square Saligrama Peetha" (pedestal). It has a small hole at its centre from where devotees can see the top of the Atmalinga. The deity, a carved stone image of Lord Shiva, is also deified here in a standing position and has two arms, and is said to be 1500 years old. The place is not at all well maintained.

Visited November 2012
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Pune, India
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Must visit temple for those who would like to feel the positive vibrance of temple”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

The history of this temple is astounding as it goes back to 11th century. The syambu lingam (deity) is very unique with lord vishnu and brahma being part of them (as told by the poojari inside the temple). The day we visited was normal and not so crowded like other temples., and so we could get the Darshan with ease and peace… Those who are the followers of ‘Saivam’, should add this temple in their list of places to worship..

Visited October 2013
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Bangalore
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“Amazing location, serene place”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

The drive to old Mahabaleshwar leads you to Panch Ganga (5 rivers) and Mahabaleshwar temples. The drive itself was great in Oct 2013, with lush green forests all around. The temple has a mythological history of Lord Shiva appearing there to destroy Atibala and Mahabala, two demons, hence the name Mahabaleshwar. Just behind the Mahabaleshwar temple is the Panch Ganga temple is revered for the 5 holy rivers that flow over the holy natural lingam of Lord Shiva.

Definitely worth a visit for Hindu tourists to Mahabaleshwar.

Visited October 2013
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