Shiv Jee | Shiv Temples
Rudra Mahaalaya (Gujaraat)
This was a giant Shiv temple in Gujaraat destroyed by Muslims. It was a huge temple of 11 floors but today there are only few pillars exist out of them. The ancient texts describe Rudra Mahaalaya as a magnificent Shiv Temple with a three-storied "Shikhar", 1600 pillars, 12 entrance doors, central "Mandap" and porches on East, North and South and sanctum in the West. Around the temple, there were 11 shrines of Rudra. The Eastern gate was adorned with beautifully carved "Toran, with a flight of steps leading to the Saraswatee River. Ulugh Khan and Ahmed Shah of Ahmadaabaad ruthlessly destroyed this magnificent Shiv Temple, in the late 13th century or early 14th century. The cells on the surrounding walls were converted into a mosque. Today one can find only 4 out of 1600 pillars of this beautiful Temple.
Shiv Sthalam, Nallur (Kumbaakonam, Tamil Naadu)
Shiv Sthalam was built by Kochengat Cholan, one of the 63 Nayanmars, may be 1500 years ago. A world wonder Shiv Lingam, a manifestation of Panch-Boot. This Shiv idol exhibits a rare phenomenon of undergoing color change five times a day once in six “Nazhihai” as (1) Copper Tinge, (2) Light Red Tinge, (3) Molten Gold, (4) Nava-ratna Green, 5)Unknown color. Hence called “Panch-Varneshwarar”. More Details are given at http://www.heritagetown.org/
Shiv Temple in Surutupallee
There is a magnificent and beautiful temple in a village called Surutupallee near Oothukottai, where Shiv abides in the very unusual Shayan (sleeping) posture. The Kaanchee Paramaachaarya happened to visit this village and had stayed there for a few days. It was only after that the rest of the world knew of the existence of this beautiful and unique Temple.
Shiv Temple in Sikkim
A 108 feet tall statue of Shiv.-Siddheshwar Dhaam in Sikkim. Siddheshwar Dhaam in Sikkim has a 108 ft tall statue of Shiv, replicas of 12 Jyotirling and models of sacred Chaar Dhaam. See the picture here
Created and Maintained by Sushma Gupta
Created on March 15, 2003 and Updated on August 20, 2013