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Shiv Temple

Shiv Temple is located at Bagot, about 25 km from Mahendragarh. Lord shiva is the presiding deity. A big fair is conducted on the eve of Mahashivaratri. A large number of people visit this temple on the fulfillment of their vows. There is a unique tradition followed by the devotees. They go to Haridwar a week before the fair and bring water from the Ganges in two small pitchers, known as Kawars. Without keeping the pitchers on the earth, the people travel on foot during the whole return journey. It is believed that the sacred water will become impure if it is kept down.

After reaching Bagot, Ganga water is sprinkled over the stone idol of Shiva and worship throughout the day by singing hymns and bhajans. Mahendragarh Railway Station is the nearest railway station.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Mahendragarh
Location: Bagot


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