Shirur Anantpal is a town next to Latur District of Maharashtra. The town is well known for the Anantpal sanctuary of Lord Shiva. The sanctuary was constructed in the eleventh century. The Linga of Lord Shiva and the statue of Devi Mahishasur is finely shaped out of a black stone. The sides and corners are brimming with cut statues of various divine beings and goddesses.
There is a gigantic swarm of devotees in the sanctuary on the favourable day of the Mahashivratri. Holi is commended with greatness in this sanctuary and individuals from far way places throng into Shirur Anantpal amid the season of Holi and be a part of the loftiness.
Main festival of the temple is celebrated in the month of Chaitra Ekadashi and Dwadashi.
How to Reach Shirur Anantpal
The nearest airport is Latur Airport. Once devotees reach Latur they can hire a taxi or rickshaw to reach the village.
The nearest railway station is Latur.
Transport system is not so efficient in the village but devotees can avail a taxi or rickshaws from Latur.
Shirur Anantpal, Latur District,
Maharashtra, India, Pincode – 413 544.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 06:00 am to 09:00 pm.