Chauragarh temple Pachmarhi, Timings, History, Darshan, Pooja, Route information.
No.Of Steps to the Temple: 1300
Altitude: 1326 mt above sea level.
Distance from Pachmarhi station: 11.2 Km.
From the inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built during the reign of Sangram Shah of Gond Dynasty.
Total Distance to uphills: 4 Km (Around).
Total trekking time: 3 hours – 3 hours 15 mins to climb up and 1 hour 15 mins to climb down.
Best Time to visit: Oct-Jun moths.
Chauragarh temple History
As per the Legend, The Demon King Bhasmasura got a boon from Lord Siva that he can turn anyone into ashes by placing his hand on their head. Bhasmasura on getting his wish fulfilled thought of testing it on Lord Siva. Lord Siva escaped from the demon and stayed here. It is believed that Lord Siva left his Trishul while leaving this place.
The devotees used to offer Trishul when their wish is fulfilled, it is kind of thanksgiving. Hundreds of Trishuls offered by the devotees were seen outside the temple. Thousands of devotees reach the temple with the Trishul, which weighs 151 Kg (around) and 15 ft in height.
Visitors start trekking down by 3:30 pm as it gets dark by the time they reach the bottom.
Important festival days: Maha Sivaratri, Karthik Masa days. Temple remains open on all days.
Nearby Chauragarh temple
- Bada Mahadev Temple
- Jata Shankar
- Pandav Caves
- Bee Falls
- Silver Falls
- Apsara Vihar
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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