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Visit Papnash Shiva Temple

The Papnash Shiva Temple in Bidar, Karnataka. holds great religious significance, as it is believed that the Shivlinga enshrined here along with the temple were installed by Lord Rama, while returning from Lanka. The temple is flooded by tourists and devotees all round the year, especially during the Hindu festival of Shivaratri.

The Papnash Shiva Temple in Bidar, Karnataka. holds great religious significance, as it is believed that the Shivlinga enshrined here along with the temple were installed by Lord Rama, while returning from Lanka. The temple is flooded by tourists and devotees all round the year, especially during the Hindu festival of Shivaratri.

There is a natural spring in front of the temple which flows into a pond popularly known as ‘Papnash’, and it is believed to wash away devotee’s sins and cleanse their souls, once they take a holy dip in the pond. The Papnash Shiva Temple is one of the oldest and most important temples in the country, and should definitely be visited when in the area.

Useful information:

  • There are plenty of cycle-rickshaws and auto-rickshaws available from the city centre to the temple.
  • There are ample lodging options as well for tourists and devotees in Bidar that are pocket friendly.
  • The original temple was destroyed and a new temple was built in its place.
  • While the sanctum sanctorum enshrines a big Shivlinga, the temple complex houses three other Shivlingas as well.

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Quick Info

  • Attractions

    None
  • Altitude

    614 meters
  • STD Code

    8482
  • Best Season

    Winters
  • State/Code

    Bidar/585401
  • LANGUAGES

    Kannada, Urdu and Hindi
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