The main attraction of the Mandsaur is Bhagwaan Pashupatināth temple. Pashupatināth is a synonymous name with Bhagwaan shiva. This artistic effigy is built-up smooth, glowingly dark coppery fiery rock- block. The temple is situated at the bank of the Shiva river.
Believed to be in existence since the time of Mahabharata, Mandsaur resulted from the
merger of two villages – Marh and Saur (or Dasaur). It has been ruled by a lot of prominent
rulers of ancient as well as recent history. It is famous for the 8 faced Pashupati Shivlingam. The
main industry here is the slate pencil industry. Every monsoon the water level in the Shivna
river rises to touch the holy Shiv Ling of Bhagwan Shiva. This phenomenon is termed as
“Jalaabhishek” which means worshiping god through the water.