Thanesar, BhadraKali Temple

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Thanesar, BhadraKali Temple

Postby sarma_cv on Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:55 am

We recently visited Thanesar, Bhadrakali Temple. It is lucky that, we went at the time of 'Harathi'. This is my second Sakthi Peeth darshan after Kolkata, Kalighat. Temple is located far from the Thanesar town and very close to Thaneswar mahadev temple (Shiv temple said to be established by Pandavas after the Kuruskhetra war). We have captured few photos of the temple and wanted to share with the viewers.
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Re: Thanesar, BhadraKali Temple.

Postby Admin on Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:19 pm

With pleasure. You are most welcome to share your photos through Shaktipeethas.org. Upload your photos as attachments.

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Postby sarma_cv on Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:10 pm

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Re: Thanesar, BhadraKali Temple.

Postby Admin on Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:58 pm

Nice photos. Long-shot, entrance-view and inside-temple view. It is 25th one in the 51 Shaktipeethas list (Savitri Sakthipith, interesting to observe, it's called in your photo as Devikoop/ Bhadrakali).

I'm remembering the Saro mahatmya of Vamana purana, which depicts Sthaniswara mahima (content in telugu) a lot. According to that, Sthaniswara is said to have been established by the prayers of Valakhilya Rishis after learning their mistakes in Sadhana. Lord Shiva appeared as Digambara with Vishnu accompanying him as Mohini. He taught a lesson to the Rishis that "no one can reach God with worldly thoughts". They misunderstood him and gave a curse that his Lingham will fall. The fallen Ligham with tremendous energy created massive out-breaks on earth. Finally they realized, the Digambara is no other than Lord Shiva, prąyed Ma Parvathi to bear the Lingham. She appeared in the form of Yoni and stabilized the Lingham as Panapattam, thus established Sthanu (The one who is stable and static). Sthanu sarovara present there is also very pious.

Re: Thanesar, BhadraKali Temple

Postby sarma_cv on Sun May 01, 2011 9:41 am

Adjucent (2Kms away) to the Bhadrakali Temple in Thanesar, there is a temple called 'Thanesar Mahadev Temple'.

Sthalapuranam says "The ancient Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is situated in Thanesar, a holy town in the Kurukshetra district of Haryana. It was here that the Pandavas prąyed to Lord Shiva and received his blessings for victory in the battle of Mahabharata. Legend has it that the waters of the tank adjoining the temple are holy. A few drops of water cured the King Ban of leprosy. No pilgrimage of Kurukshetra is believed to be complete without a visit to this ancient, holy temple. The tank and temple lie a short distance from the Thanesar town, which gets its name from this temple. It is also believed that Lord Shiva was first worshipped here in the form of a lingam. The ancestor of the Mahabharata heroes, Kuru, performed penance on the banks of the Yamuna and Parshuram, the great warrior sage kílled many Kshatriyas here.

The temple of Sthaneshwar is the abode of Lord Shiva and this town served as the capital of Emperor Harshavardhana. The temple with a dome-shaped roof follows a regional type of architecture. The facade of the roof is shaped like an 'amla' along with a tall pinnacle. The Lingam is ancient and still venerated by the local people."

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