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The only #Pashupatinath Temple in India
HUGE #SHIV LINGAM WITH 8 FACES

Uniqueness:
1. The second Pashupatinath temple of lord Shiva in the world after Nepal
2. The only #ashtamukhi (8 faced) shiv lingam in the world (Nepal has 4 faced shiv lingam)

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3. Every monsoon the water level in the Shivna river rises to touch the feet of holy shiv lingam & offer "Jalaabhishek"

This 5th century #Gupta period temple is sitauted in a small town, #Mandsaur in #MadhyaPradesh adjacent to Shivna river on tapeshwar ghat

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The temple has unique/huge 8 faced Shiv lingam, 15 ft. height with faces sculpted in two levels, four each in lower and upper level

The faces in 4 directions represent 4 key stages of life: east face childhood, south face adolescence, west face puberty & north face old age

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Siva Sutra 1.3 Yonivargah kalasariram
"The universe is the product of the energy of illusion & its classes, direct/indirect- responsible for the rise of one's body & own individual world".
That is to say, when one is limited in action/knowledge-that is called yonivarga. (1/4)
Kalasarira is the embodiment of actions. Every action impacts your knowledge, mind & thoughts leaving an impression. Kala means being bound to a particular time, space and form.

Earlier We concluded that the word Caitanya means the complete freedom of universal consciousness...
Because of the impurity (anavamala), which is limited action/knowledge, Caitanya is lost & absorbed in attachments of objects. This along w the limited ego unites with sense organs & 3 Gunas (tendencies-sattva/rajas/tamas), results in 'Universal I' perceived as 'individual I'...
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I will share with you a series of stories related to life in #Kashmir. They are #BelieveItOrNot stories.

STORY 1- A few week ago many people shared the picture of this #Shiv temple in #Gulmarg. This temple has been an attraction primarily in the summer months. 1/n
It is on top of a hill inside the #Gulmarg bowl. The hill used to be covered with flowers on all sides as was most of Gulmarg and has the best view.

The temple also has some accommodation opposite to it which was used by the priest and sometimes rented as well by travellers. 2/n
This temple in #Gulmarg also had some accommodation opposite to it which was used by the priest & sometimes rented as well by travellers. Close to 3 decades back during the summer months, there used to be "havan" at the temple & they made the best halwa one could have. 3/n
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Historical Buddhist statue at the Mes Aynak site in #Kabul, #Afghanistan, #Buddhism
Centuries old "Ekamukhalinga " ( Lord Shiva) in #Afghanistan , now in #Kabul Museum !
#Hinduism
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