Sthaneshwar mahadev temple Haryana
About Sthaneshwar mahadev temple
The ancient Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated in Thanesar, a holy town in the Kurukshetra district of Haryana. It was here that the Pandavas along with Krishna prayed to Lord Shiva and received his blessings for victory in the battle of Mahabharata. The ninth Guru, Shri Tegh Bahadur stayed at a spot near the Sthaneshwar Tirtha that is marked by a gurdwara just besides this temple.
Legend says that the waters of the tank adjoining the temple are holy. A few drops of water cured the King Ban of leprosy. No pilgrimage of Kurukshetra is believed to be complete without a visit to this ancient, holy temple. The tank and temple lie a short distance from the Thanesar town, which gets its name from this temple. It is also believed that Lord Shiva was first worshipped here in the form of a lingam. The ancestor of the Mahabharata heroes, Kuru, performed penance on the banks of the Yamuna and Parshuram, the great warrior sage killed many Kshatriyas here.
The temple of Sthaneshwar is the abode of Lord Shiva and this town served as the capital of Emperor Harshavardhana. The temple with a dome-shaped roof follows a regional type of architecture. The facade of the roof is shaped like an 'amla' along with a tall pinnacle. The Lingam is ancient and still venerated by the local people.
By Air:The main domestic airport in Chandigarh is served by the national carrier and is connected to Delhi, Mumbai and Leh.
By Rail:Haryana is very well connected by convenient trains from all over India with many long distance trains crossing the state as they link up the east-west and the north and south regions of the country. Pre-paid auto rickshaw, rickshaws and taxis are available outside most stations. The Shatabdi Express connects Ambala and Chandigarh to New Delhi. Besides those, there are other superfast/express trains to both places.
By Road:The simplest way to travel into Haryana from one of its neighbouring states is by road. The approach roads are all in good condition and driving is always a pleasant experience. All along the highways, there are well maintained tourist rest houses with restaurants and rest rooms. The state roadways and private bus services are regular and connections good.
Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM ,
Sunday: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 8.00 PM