The state of Uttarakhand is known as Devbhoomi. Gods reside here. Uttarakhand is extremely rich in terms of beauty to ancient heritage. Especially there are beliefs of the temples present here. People from all over the world come to visit the temples. Lakhamandal village is about 100 km from Dehradun. There is a temple of Lord Shiva in this village, whose recognition is very high. Today in this article we will tell you about lakhamandal temple..
Where is this temple?
Lakhamandal village is about 40-45 km from Chakrata. There is a temple of Lord Shiva here, which is known as Lakhamandal Shiva Temple. There are mysterious caves in this village. It is sai d that this is the place where, Duryodhana conspire to kill the Pandavas. The Pandavas were kep t in the lakshagriha, but the Pandavas escape from here.
That’s how the temple got its name.
We all know that every temple has a different story behind it. Lakhamandal was also name after the story of its formation. Lakha means lakh and Mandal means linga. That is, a million genders. It is said that the Pandavas had installed lakhs of Shivalingas at this place here. Due to this, the name of this village was Lakhamandal.
Structure of the temple
The structure of lakhamandal temple is similar to Kedarnath temple. Inside the temple there are idols of Lord Shiva, Parvati Ganesh, Durga, Vishnu, Kaal Bhairav, Kartikeya, Saraswati and Sun Hanuman. You will find many Shivalingas next to the temple. There are footprints inside the temple. It is say that these marks belong to Mother Parvati.
Prayers are held every evening.
Worship is do ne every evening in lakhamandal Shiva temple. Children and elders of the village all participate in this puja. The doors of the temple are close after 8 pm. The aarti here will captivate your mind. You should also visit this village once.
There is a Shivalinga outside the temple. You will see your face in this Shivling. It is consider auspicious to see your appearance in the Shivalinga. This Shivalinga is from Dwapar and Treta yuga.