kirateshwar mahadev mandir

Situated in the Legship in west Sikkim, the Kirateshwar Mahadev Mandir is an old temple dedicated to the Lord Kirateshwar, an incarnation of Lord Shiva in the form of the hunter. This is a prominent pilgrimage destination for the devotees of Lord Shiva in the Hindu Religion. As per the legend which is related to Mahabharata, Lord Shiva took the disguise of a hunter to test the archery of Arjuna, the third Pandava and then blessed him. Since then, the Kirateshwar is worshiped as the hunter god. The temple is located on the bank of the River Rangit and a suspension bridge connects the main road to the temple. The grand Shivratri festival in the month of February or March and the Bala Chaturdashi festival in the month of November or December is organized here every year by the local people which are the main attraction of this temple. Though the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, there is also the separate platform to worship Lord Rama and Goddess Durga in this templ


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Legship, Sikkim 737111

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