Bada Mahadev Temple History, Timings, Darshan, Pooja, Route
Bada Mahadev Temple History
This temple cave temple is dedicated to Lord Siva. The entrance to the temple is 15 ft long and pass thru the narrow caves.
As per the folklore, The Demon King Bhasmasura did penance for Lord Siva and got the boon that he can turn anyone into ashes by placing the hand on their head. Lord Siva escaped from Bhasmasura while he tried he keep his hand on Lord Siva’s head. Lord Siva took refuge in a cave. Lord Vishnu in the form of Mohini approached Bhasmasura and Killed the Demon. It is said that Lord Vishnu killed the demon in this Caves.
The devotees used to take the holy dip in the pond located inside the cave.
Temple remains open on all days
Best Time to visit: Oct-Jun.
Temple thronged with hundreds of devotees during Maha Shivaratri day, Nag Panchami and Karthik Masa days. This temple is 11 Km from Pachmarhi station.
Not much oxygen in the caves so it is not advisable for infants, children under 10 years and senior citizens.
How to reach Pachmarhi hills?
- The nearest airport is at Bhopal which is 120 Km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Pipariya which is 47 Km away. The direct bus is available from Pipariya.
- The direct bus is not available to the hills from Bhopal. Taxi can be hired from Bhopal or Pipairya stations.
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