Thursday, 18 February 2016

JYOTIRLINGA DARSHAN YATRA – 2016, SRI NAGNATH TEMPLE, AUNDHA, MAHARASHTRA - Part – III.

19th February 2016
DAY -3, 04-02-2016.
Today we had the dharshan of two Jothir Linga Dharshans, Aundha Sri Nagnath and Sri Kushmeswar at Ellora. After Sri Vaidyanath dharshan at Parli we stayed 04 Feb 2016 night at Parli. As usual by 03.45 Hrs,  we started our yathra to our next destination  to Aundha Sri Nagnath Temple. It was a short distance and we reached Aundha around 06.30 Hrs. 

SRI PARVATHY SAMEDHA SRI NAGNATH, AUNDHA.
Iraivan : Sri Nagnath
Iraivi    : Sri Parvathy.
Some of the important features of this temple are….
  1. The temple is facing west with an entrance  from north.
  2. The temple is at a raised level with steps and has three sides, but normal usage is from east.
  3. Nandhi is in a mandapam between Sri Ramdev ( an ardent Shiva devotee ) sannadhi and main temple.
  4. Moolavar is in underground 6 feet below the sanctum and a small opening with steps to go down. Moolavar turned towards Sri Ramdev to hear his songs.
  5. This is very old temple built by Rani Ahilya Bai. The place where the temple is there is called Darukavanam.   
  6. Anybody can perform abhisheka by purchasing the ticket.   After the abhishekam the silver kavasam  on the linga is removed and have the darshan of the main deity.  
  7. The architectural beauty of the Nagesh Temple is simply exquisite. This temple built with stones during the Pandava period. The four walls of the temple are very strong and the corridors are large. The court hall is supported by eight pillars. It is oval shaped.   
  8. On all the four sides of the main temple, smaller sannadhis for the twelve Jyotir Lingas, Vedavyasa Linga, bhandareshwar, Nilakanteshwar, Ganapati, Dattatreya, Muralimanohar, Dasavatar.
  9. Runamochan teerth sannadhi is called “Mother-in-law- Daughter-in-law” sannadhi. Every 12 years, at the time of Kapila Shashti, kashi Ganga offering as “Padarpan” is performed. During this the water in the teertham  looks crystal clear. Again at a specific time it becomes ‘Shivala Yukt”.
  10. At a corner sanndhi for Sri Paravti, who is sulking with Shiva trying to pacify her. This statue is amazing to look at with its stunning features. It is unmatched in its expression of emotions.
  11. Aurangazeb tried to demolish the temple and abandoned  due to attacking of honey bees. Latter the temple was reconstructed. 
  12. It is believed that snakes with their hoods open can be seen standing guard on the Naganath Linga idol.
TEMPLE TIMINGS :
  1. The temple is kept open between 05.30 Hrs to 20.00 Hrs
CONTACT DETAILS :
HOW TO REACH :
  1. It is 120Km from Parli, 60 Km from Nanded and 50 Km from Parbhani. in Maharashtra
  2. 51Km from Parbhani rail way station. Nandigram express ( train No1401) which goes from Nagpur to Mumbai stops here.
  3. MSRTC Buses are available from Nanded, Parbhani, Chondi, Hingoli to Aundha.
LOCATION OF THE TEMPLE :CLICK HERE
 Entrance arch from main road 
 An early morning view of the temple 
 Entrance to the shrine
 Entrance to the shrine – Dwarabalakars are painted 


 Exquisite carving of reliefs and sirpams around sanctum wall and steps
 Exquisite carving of reliefs and sirpams around sanctum wall and steps
 Exquisite carving of reliefs and sirpams around sanctum wall and steps

  Exquisite carving of reliefs and sirpams around sanctum wall and steps
 Exquisite carving of reliefs and sirpams around sanctum wall and steps
 Exquisite carving of reliefs and sirpams around sanctum wall and steps
Exquisite carving of reliefs and sirpams around sanctum wall and steps
South side entrance to the shrine 
---OM SHIVAYA NAMA:---

….. to be continued

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