Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir, Matheran, Maharashtra

Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir is located in the hill-station of Matheran in the state of Maharashtra, in western India. It is an ancient temple that is situated in this particular region.

It is a Shiva temple that is visited by devotees and pilgrim from far and near on all the religious important days and auspicious day with great devotion and dedication. It is to be noted that the main deity of this particular temple is Piśarnāth who is the grama devata (village deity).

In Matheran, this temple is the oldest in this region. In this temple, Lord Shiva is a swayambhu murthy in this particular shrine. The lingam appears to devotees and pilgrims as the shape of “L” the English alphabet. It is largely covered with Sindhoor.

On the banks of a lake now known as “Charlotte”, this ancient temple is situated. An extremely beautiful and secluded is the surroundings of the temple. The spot is at an altitude of about 2516 feet above sea level. It is an attractive tourist spot. On the other hand, Matheran itself is a very popular hill-station in the state of Maharashtra. The temple is largely visited by Hindus on all important religious days and auspicious days as per the Hindu religious or traditional calendar.

The temple’s timings are between 6.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 4.00 to 9.30 p.m for devotees and pilgrims.

Among the Western Indian ancient Shiva temples, it is the most sought after temple in this particular district known for special pujas and rituals for devotees and pilgrims.

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