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Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple in Achalgarh, Mount Abu City Sirohi District Rajasthan India

Mount Abu is a famous place and the only Hill station of Rajasthan in Sirohi District.Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple is located just outside the Achalgarh Fort in the village, Achalgarh, 11km away from Mount Abu towards north. Here is Information about Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple in Achalgarh, Mount Abu City Sirohi District Rajasthan India.

Location:Outside the Achalgarh Fort , Mount Abu ,Rajasthan
Built in: 9th century.
Built By: The Paramara dynasty
Significance : One of the Best Temple of Lord Shiva
Dedicated to: Lord Shiva
Main Attraction:Known as Half Kashi (Ardh Kashi)
Architecture : Carved in white marble Architecture
Darsan Dresscode: Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative clothing.
Festival: Maha Shivratri,Navratri,Diwali
Popular for : the belief of the devotees that prayers here would lead to successful marriage of bachelors and spinsters.
How to Reach  by Air: The Nearest Airport is Maharana Pratap airport in Udaipur.(180kms)
How to Reach by Rail: The Nearest Railway station is Abu road railway station (35 kms).
How to Reach by Road: There are many public and private vehicles available to reach here and Mount Abu is connected many major cities.  

More Information about Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple

Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple is situated on top of a hillock, outside the fort of Achalgarh.The temple was built about 9th century and built by the Paramara dynasty, which is also credited with having constructed the original structure of the Achalgarh Fort, later reconstructed, renovated and named as Achalgarh by Maharana Kumbha in 1452 CE.The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is the only temple where Lord Shiva’s Toe is worshiped instead of the Shiv lingam. A huge pancha-dhatu sculpture of divine Nandi along with two large Buffaloes, made of large stone are installed in front of the temple. The alloy used in pancha-dhatu includes five metals namely gold, silver, copper, brass and zinc.

Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple timing,Best time to visit,entry and other Information

Address: Achalgarh, Mount Abu, District Sirohi Rajasthan, India
Temple Entry: Free
Photography: Without  Permission don't Allow
Temple timing: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM 
Visiting timing: 1 hour
Best time to visit: October to March


According to popular local legend, the statue of Nandi was credited to protect the temple from an attack of Muslim invaders. When invaders attacked temple the Nandi would protect the temple by releasing innumerable bumble bees towards the attackers thereby saving the temple from destruction. The temple also has several other idols which are sculpted from Sphatik, a quartz stone, which appears opaque in natural light but becomes crystal-like translucent when a light is held against it. 

Architecture of Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple


This Temple is the masterpiece work of the artisans of the ancient period. The Sanctum Sanctorum is built with blocks of marble.There is a 4 ton Panch Dhatu (made of five metals – gold, silver, copper, brass and zinc) idol of Nandi (the carrier of Lord Shiva) outside the Temple. It is said that once Muslim invaders attacked this Temple and the Panchdhatu Nandi released millions of bubble bees to attack the invaders and saved the Temple. The Temple also has a natural Shiva Linga and many other sculpted idols made of a crystal like stone. There are three stone buffaloes standing around a pond near the Temple.

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