Mahadev Temple, situated at the Mahadev Hills, is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva
. The temple is at a distance of 10 km from Pachmarhi
, a hill station of Madhya Pradesh
. It also has a pool of natural water, a naturally formed shivling and a pathway for the pilgrims to ease the walk. The hill also has some caves in which the Pandav
brothers of the Mahabharat
had lived during their exile.
Mahadev Temple also hosts an annual fair, Shivratri Mela, on the second last day in the month of Phalgun in the
Hindu calendar which falls on either February or March. It is held in reverence of Lord Shiva and on that day, the pilgrims carrying tridents climb up the hill and plant those tridents on the top of the Chauragarh Hill.
Bhopal, 195 km away, is the nearest airport and the closest railhead is at Pipariya, 47 km from Pachmarhi.