15 Must Visit Mandir of Mahadev in India – Lord Shiva Temples

Lord Shiva known as Mahadev is the Supreme God who creates, protects and transforms the universe also is the soul, self of the universe. The Auspicious One, Lord Shiva usually worshipped in the aniconic form of lingam known as Shivalingam and also known as Adiyogi Shiva – God of yoga and meditation.

Mahadev Temple, Panaji

Mahadev Temple at Tambdi Surla of Goa is located 65 km from Panaji at the foot of the Anmod Ghat. The temple built in the Kadamba style consists of garbhagriha, antarala and a pillared Nandi mandapa and a protected Monument of National Importance.

Bade Mahadev, Pachmarhi


Bada Mahadev Temple is one of the most ancient temple of Lord Shiva in Pachmarhi along with nearby Gupt Mahadev, Jata Shankar and Chauragarh Temple. The Cave temple is around 12 km from the city and has images of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Ganesha inside.

Kusheshwar Mahadev, Dwarka

Kusheshwar Mahadev temple in Dwarka was installed only by Lord Krishna, situated in the premises of Dwarkadhish temple. Dwarkadish Jagat Mandir is one of the Chardham and the city is one of the Sapta Puri – the ancient kingdom of Krishna.

Gopeshwar Mahadev/Chakleshwar Mahadev/Bhuteshwar Mahadev/Nandeshvara Mahadev – Mathura

Gopeshwar Mahadev mandir is one of the oldest temples in Vrindavan, associated with Lord Krishna. Chakleshwar Mahadev is a group of five Shiva-lingam located near Govardhana hill in Mathura. There are more popular temples of Mahadev in Mathura, listed as Nandeshvara Mahadev at Nandagaon, Bhuteshwar Mahadev at Mathura along with Gopeshwar Mahadev at Vrindavan and Chakleshwar Mahadev at Govardhan.

Bhavnath Mahadev, Junagadh

Bhavnath Mahadev Temple near the Girnar mountain in Junagadh city of Gujarat is located in the foot hills of the Girnar Hills. The ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and a must see temple of Lord Shiva in Gujarat.

Neelkanth Mahadev, Rishikesh

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is located about 32 km from Rishikesh dedicated to Nilkanth and a popular Hindu pilgrimage site. The temple built in Dravidian pyramid style and surrounded by dense forest near the mountain ranges of Nar-Narayan.

Daksheshwar Mahadev, Haridwar

Daksheswar Mahadev Temple is located in the town of Kankhal near Haridwar, A popular temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and named after King Daksha Prajapati. The ancient temple of Daksha Mahadev is one of the must visit temple in Haridwar.

Kapileshwar Mahadev, Pithoragarh

Kapileshwar Mahadev Temple near Pithoragarh is located inside the cave with natural rock formation of Shivalingam. The ancient cave offers panoramic views of the Saur valley and provides a beautiful view of the deep valley.

Tilkeshwar Mahadev, Udaipur

Tilkeshwar Mahadev Mandir in Udaipur of Rajasthan is located on Gogunda Highway inside the cave. Mahadev temple is located inside the cave in Aravalli range and attracts huge number of Lord Siva devotee during the Sawan month.

Bijli Mahadev, Kullu

Bijli Mahadev Mandir is located at an altitude of 2,460m near Kullu Valley, The sacred temple of Lord Shiva offers panoramic view of Kullu and Paravati valleys. Lightning occur here in every 12 years, A recent video of lightning striking the hilltop of Bijli Mahadev temple is recorded.

Chengannur Mahadev, Chengannur

Chengannur Mahadeva Temple is one of the major Lord Shiva temple in Kerala and also one of the Bhagavathy temple of Kerala. The temple located in Chengannur town and is a prominent Hindu temple of the state.

Kirateshwar Mahadev, Sikkim

Kirateshwar Mahadev Mandir is located at Legship in West Sikkim and an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus. The Bala Chaturdashi and Maha Shivaratri are two major festival celebrated in Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple.

Mukteshwar Mahadev, Pathankot

Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple near Pathankot City of Punjab on Shahpur Kandi Dam road is a popular shrine to Lord Shiva and the most sacred places around Pathankot. Mukesaran Mandir is situated on the bank of the Ravi River and the temple also has idols of Parvati, Ganesha, Vishnu, Hanuman and Brahma.

Someshwar Mahadev, Prayagraj

Someshwar Mahadev Temple in Prayagraj is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva, located around across the Sangam in Arail area of the Naini city. The Mahadev Mandir across the holy river Yamuna attract tourists and a major tourist attractions in Prayagraj.

Kandariya Mahadev, Khajuraho


Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is the largest and most ornate Hindu temple in Khajuraho, Part of the western group of temples. The Kandariya Mahadeva temple is 102 ft in height and largest among the temples near by Kandariya, Matangeshwara and Vishvanatha.

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