Thursday, August 26, 2010
Binsar Mahadev Temple
Name : Binsar Mahadev Temple
Binsar Hill or Jhandi Dhar is at a distance of 104 km from Ranikhet at an altitude of 2,412 m. Ranikhet is at Almora district of Uttarakhand, India. The temple is surrounded by thick deodar forests and lies at an altitude of 2480 metres.
Binsar Hill has a temple dedicated to Shiv called Bineswar Temple or Binsar Mahadev Temple. Binsar Mahadev was built around 9-10 century A.D. It is Believed that this temple was built in a single day. Ladies comes here on Vaikunth chaturdashi and light a lamp on their palm to fulfill the desire of child.
With idols of Ganesh, Har Gauri and Maheshmardini in its sanctum the temple is known for its architectural finesse. The idol of Maheshmardini is engraved with texts in 'Nagarilipi' which dates back to as early as the 9th century. Built by King Pithu in memory of his father Bindu, the place is also known as Bindeshwar temple.
It sees a large gathering of devotees on the occasion of Baikunth Chaturdashi in the month of June. It is said that devotees, especially women, pray all night with lamps in their hands on this day for the Lord’s blessings. It is beleived that desire of a child is fulfill here.
There is no facility of hotel and market, nearest tourist place is Ranikhet where hotels and other facility are available.