Thursday, 14 April 2011

Ambarnath Shiv Mandir

The Shiv Mandir of Ambarnath is also called the Ambreshwar Shiva Temple. It is situated 2 km away from Ambarnath(East) railway station in Maharastra, India. It is said that Shilahara king Chittaraja constructed it, his son Mummuni rebuilt it. The temple is on the bank of Vadavan (Waldhuni) river. The temple is Hemadpanthi styled beautifully carved on stones.

It is also believed by some people that the temple was built by the five Pandava brothers in just one night in a huge single mass of stone. But official records are not supportive to this.

This temple has 20 steps to go down in the main room called (Gabhara) there is one shivling at the center of the room. on the occasion of Mahashivratri there is a big fair in the ambarnath to get blessings from lord Shiva.Mahashivratri Fair continues for 3-4 days. It starts 2 days prior to Mahashivratri and continues for 1 day after shivratri as well.

This temple is overcrowded in Mahashivratri. On the day of mahashivratri Ambernath's Eastern side is blocked for vehicles and route is diverted for vehicles due to heavy traffic of pilgrims. Temple becomes overcrowded again in Shravan mahina(Month) to get blessings from Lord Shiva.

Pooja like Rudra Abhishek can be performed on the temple premises. The temple has beautiful architectural work done on it. It was built 1100 years ago.

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