Shri Pashupatinath Temple
This temple has four doors in four directions, but the entrance door is situated in the west. Its weight is 4600 kg. The Shiv Ling in the temple is 8′ x 10.5′ and weighs 4.6 tons. The temple built on the river is 90 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 101 feet tall. On top of the temple is a 100 kg gold plated pitcher. Height 7.25 ft. in curvature and 11.25 ft. in straight. It has 8 heads divided into two parts. The first part is in 4 heads on the top and the second part in 4 head bottoms. The top 4 heads are clear, refined, and complete then 4 bottom heads are not refined. These heads' make-up indicates three rasps (relish) which are in bun-shaped hair with poisonous snakes, emerging the third eye and opened underlie. In the center, tangled hair is surrounding snakes that are acquainted annihilation of omkar (Veda mantras symbolizing God almighty).
Timings of Temple
06:00 am to 8:00 pm
Believed to be in existence since the time of Mahabharata, Mandsaur resulted from themerger 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.
How to reach ?
By Train: Railway Station of Mandsaur, Shamgargh, and Ratlam are the nearest railheads.
By Air: the nearest Airport is in Udaipur and Indore.
By Bus: Temple is Distance from Bus Stop almost 3 km