Friday, 7 October 2011

Bakreshwar Shiva temple

Pilgrims believe that Bakreshwar is a Siddhapith, a sacred Hindu Shakta-site for Shiva worship. According to Vedic legend, Lord Shiva was pleased with the penance of an ancient sage, Ashtabakra, and blessed Bakreshwar as a Siddhapith. The Shiva Mandir of Bakreshwar is adjacent to Bakreshwar's Papahara natural spring. It is also beside the Bakreshwar River. This temple has existed since the 17th century. 250 smaller Shiva temples surround the Bakreshwar Shiva Mandir.

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