Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple - Where Nandi repulsed Muslim invaders; Shivling changes its colour thrice a day

We have heard several great stories related to Lord Shiva and his miracles. But, have you ever heard of a Shivling that changes its colour thrice a day? A Nandi that repulsed the Muslim invaders?

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2016, 16:11 PM IST
Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple - Where Nandi repulsed Muslim invaders; Shivling changes its colour thrice a day
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Mount Abu: We have heard several great stories related to Lord Shiva and his miracles. But, have you ever heard of a Shivling that changes its colour thrice a day? A Nandi that repulsed the Muslim invaders?

Yes! You got it right. A temple situated in Rajasthan's Mount Abu has a Shivling that changes its colour thrice a day!

The Shivling placed in Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple is red in the morning, then it changes its colour to saffron in the afternoon. And, in the evening, finally, the colour changes to wheatish, according to a report in Pradesh18.

Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple is situated in Achalgarh; it is more than 2500 years old. 

According to the temple authorities, it is the only place on earth where the great toe of Lord Shiva is worshipped, that is estimated to be going to the centre of the earth.

Nandi repulsed Muslim invaders

Interestingly, the temple houses Nandi too. The Nandi here is made of an alloy of five different metals.

According to the temple officials, Nandi here had once repulsed the Muslim invaders by releasing millions of bumble bees.

Also, bachelors and spinsters come here to pray to Lord Shiva for their marriage. There is a belief here that Lord Shiva never disappoints his devotees.

 

Still, after so many years, it's a mystery that how the Shivling changes its colour thrice a day.