Jhateshwar Mahadev Temple is situated at Jhatwahar village on Rupnagar -Nurpurbedi road, about 5 km from village Bains in Rupnagar District of Punjab. Widely known as Shiva Temple Jhatwahar, this ancient temple is devoted to Lord Shiva.
About The Temple
The present building does not seem to be more than a hundred years old. It was built by Jai Dayal Sharma, a resident of the village Takhatgarh. There is clear evidence of an earlier temple at the site. In the remains, four carved pillars of sandstone can be attributed to about 10th - 11th centuries. There is also a mound near the temple which belongs to the medieval period.
The temple is visited by devotees from various parts of Punjab and also from the adjoining states of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. During the month of Sawan (July-August), people visit in large numbers every Monday. Besides, a fair is held every year on Shivaratri in the month of February.
Ludhiana Airport is the nearest airport.
Chandigarh is the nearest major railway station.
Buses are -the very common and cheap mode of transport available to reach the temple where government run buses are available that connect to the close by cities.
Jhateshwar Mahadev Temple
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.