Mukteshwar Temple in Pathankot Punjab

Here is Some Information about Mukteshwar Temple in Pathankot Punjab India.
Location: 21 km away from Pathankot,Punjab
Built in: During Pandvas agayawas time
Built By: The Pandvas
Dedicated to: Lord Shiva
Entry: Free
Photography: Allow
Temple Timing: 6:00 Am to 9:00 Pm
Significance: One of the most temple
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Best time to Visit: October to April
Nearest Railway Station: Pathankot
Nearest Air Port: Pathankot Airport
 
Mukteshwar Temple, located just 21 km away from Pathankot, is believed to be one of the holiest places in Punjab. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has a white marble Shivlinga with a copper yoni. Idols of other gods and goddesses like Lord Vishnu, Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha are also enshrined in this temple. It is believed that the Pandavas stayed in these caves during their Agayatwas (exile) and built this temple to honour and worship Lord Shiva.This temple is situated on the bank of the River Ravi, about 20–22 km from Pathankot City in Shaupur Kandi. The temple is also known as the Mukesran Mandir A mela, called the Mukesran Da Mela, is held every year, in the month of April, to mark Baisakhi. Lots of pilgrim from all over the Punjab and nearby state Himachal and Jammu and kashmir comes here for puja every year (worship) mainly on that mela and on Shiv Ratri.

History of Mukteshwar Temple in Pathankot

Pathankot and its surrounding areas once formed part of the territories of Nurpur (now in Himachal Pardesh). The dynasty of Nurpur was established by Jatpal alias Rana Bhet, a Taur Rajput from Delhi, who settled at Pathankot and took possession of all the country in the foot of the hills. Rajputs shifted their capital to the modern town of Nurpur (renamed after Begum Nurjahan) towards the end of seventeenth century. A muslim descendant of the Rajas of Nurpur Sayed Khan ruled over this territory till 1781. Pathankot also figures in Ain-i-Akbari as the Pargana Headquarter. Some believe it was a settlement of Pathans during the madieval times. The famous historian Cunnigham says that name of Pathankot came into vogue from the word Pathan. In the past, pathankot had the largest timber market of asia.

How To Reach Mukteshwar Temple in Pathankot

By Road: Pathankot has a strong network of private and public sector bus services. Hence it can very conveniently be reached from important cities like Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir.
By Rail: The Nearest Railway station  is  Pathankot Junction 21 Km.
By Air: Pathankot has a military airport that has a few scheduled commercial flights. One can reach Pathankot by air from places such as Delhi, Chandigarh and Kullu. However the frequency of the flights might not be good. Auto rickshaws and taxis can be hired from the airport to reach the city itself.

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