Pandeshwar Mahadev Temple of Hastinapur is since Mahabharata
Pandeshwar Mahadev Temple of Hastinapur is since Mahabharata,located near the Pandava mound of the historical city of Mahabharata, is world famous not only in the country but also abroad. Devotees from far away keep coming here to have darshan. A huge fair is organized here on Shivratri. Thousands of Kanwariya devotees here offer Kavad on the occasion of Shivaratri and get the blessings of Bholenath on completion of their wishes. Hastinapur is one of the prominent and famous places in India. It is related to many incidents mentioned in Mahabharata. There are many mythological religious places here. Hastinapur is a sacred place of Jain, Hindu and Sikhism. The famous Pandeshwar Mahadev Temple is the main center of people's faith in this holy city. People have beliefs about the temple that the devotees who come here take blessings from Baba Bholenath to fulfill their wishes. Every wish is fulfilled in the temple This temple is included in the beautiful places of Hastinapur. Forests and lakes are the center of attraction of the people here. Every year lakhs of devotees come to visit. There is an ancient huge vat tree situated in the temple complex. Even under this tree, devotees light a lamp and offer prayers. This is the ancient well of water. Devotees carry its water with them. Sprinkling this water in the house gives peace. Legend has it that during the Mahabharata period Pandu's son Yudhishthira had established a Shivalinga here before the crusade and asked Baba Bholenath a vow to win the war. The Ganges flowed near the temple. The five Pandava brothers used to worship in this temple every day. The idol of the five Pandavas is installed in the temple The idol of the five Pandavas in the temple is Mahabharata period. This can be gauged from his artwork. The Shivling located here is natural. This Shivling is halved due to Mughal invaders have fragmented Shivling and other murtis.There is a cave also which goes till Kila Parkishit-Garh. Divinity and grandeur increases on Shivratri Baba Bholenath fulfills every vow sought in this temple, the example of which is seen here on the occasion of Shivaratri. Thousands of Kanwariya devotees of the region offer Kavad on Baba Bholenath on completion of their wishes and wish Baba the happiness and prosperity of their family. On this occasion, the divinity and grandeur of the Pandeshwar Mahadev Temple, a symbol of natural beauty, thrills the mind.