The Martand Sun Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Surya and built during the 8th century CE. Martand is another Sanskrit name for the Hindu Sun-god. Now in ruins, the temple is located five miles from Anantnag in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It was destroyed during the sultanate of Sikandar Butshikan. … Read more Martand Sun Temple, Anantnag.
Mamaleshwar Temple is one of the most ancient temples in Pahalgam, with its history dating back to the 12th century. Built by King Jayasimha on the right bank of River Lidder, this temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. The temple encompasses a pedestal and a Shiva Lingam, with a pure water spring covered by a … Read more Mamaleshwar Temple, Pahalgam
Religious texts mention of different reasons for having Lord Ganesha as the doorkeeper. One of the stories says that it was Mamleshwar Temple where Lord Ganesh stood as a doorkeeper for her mother and didn’t allow Lord Shiva to enter its premises. Consequently, Lord Shiva cuts his head off without knowing that he was his … Read more Mamleshwar Temple, Pahalgam
Mattan Temple is a famous Hindu religious site located very near to Pahalgam. This temple was once an important pilgrimage seat of Kashmiri Pundits. It has beautiful Shiva Lingam that is preserved within a brick structure surrounded by a crystal clear pond. Since ages, this is the place where Kashmiri pundits and priests worship Sun … Read more Mattan Temple, Pahalgam
Located in Rambirpora kehribal, 9 km from Islamabad (Anatanag), the majestic Martand Temple is an important archeological site (historical ruins) in India. Built to dedicate Sun God, it is second to the Konark Sun Temple (Orissa). This marvel piece of art and architecture was built by King Lalitaditya in the period between 7th to 8th … Read more Martand Temple, Anatanag