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Lakha Mandal Temple

 

Lakha Mandal Temple

Lakha Mandal Temple: Lakha Mandal Temple is situated at the center of the Lakha Mandal village in Dehradun District. An ancient temple, enshrining Lord Shiva, Lakha Mandal is a prime attraction for both a common man and a pilgrim alike . For the worshippers of Shakti Cult, this temple is a dream destination. Generally Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are the embodiments of Shakti and they are supposed to relieve men from pains and pangs of daily existence. Old temples of Shiva, the Pandavas and Parsuram are aplenty in this area.

Encircled by the cerulean Himalayan peaks, Lakha Mandal Temple is conspicuous for its lofty tower. The graceful Yamuna River flowing in front of Lakha Mandal Temple seems to wash the feet of the presiding deity as it passes by. It is actually located 75 kilometers from Dehradun and 125 kilometers from Missouri in North India. Being one of the ancient temples it was constructed in North Indian Architectural style.

It is believed that by performing prayers at this temple, one can achieve rescue from his sins. During excavation of this place, ‘shivalingams’ of various hues were found, dating different periods of history.

This was the reason the name of the temple is ” lakha mandal” means Mandal that are lakhs in numbers. Also found were silver and copper coins again dating different period of history.

Every year on the auspicious occasion of ‘Baishakhi’ falling on 15th of April, a fair is held with great religious fervor and gaiety, attended by hundreds of devotees of the nearby area.

History of the Lakha Mandal Temple in Uttaranchal:
The Lakha Mandal Temple is located 80 kilometers from Missouri-Yamunotri Road and has a strong legendary background. It is believed that the wicked son of blind king Dritarashtra conspired against the Pandavas and wished them to be burnt alive inside the Jatugriha, located here. But fortunately they were saved by the power of the Shakti and therefore a Shakti Temple had been constructed here to commemorate the sacred power of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. In the 8th Century, this Lakha Mandal Temple, Dehradun was constructed with numerous stone engraved figures, each with a mythological association. These embellish the décor of the Lakha Mandal Temple and display the richness of Indian Heritage as well. You can avail taxi service from Missouri and visit this temple, and whether you are a Shakti believer or nor, Lakha Mandal Temple in Dehradun would simply delight you.

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