Kamleshwar Mahadev Ji Temple is located in Bundi district in Rajasthan. This temple is dedicated to lord Shiva.
About the Deity
The Shivalingam is of red stone. Daily worship and ritual pooja is performed by the Nihang Naga Sadhus of the Nath cult. Naga Sadhus in fact are the warrior sadhus who lived and moved collectively and they were quite deft in handling of weapons. The primary aim of the Sadhus was to protect this seat they belong to from the attacks of the invaders.
About the Temple
The temple is said to have been built between seventh and ninth century. According to popular belief the Pandavas during the period, they spent incognito, built this temple. Afterwards in the year 1345, this was repaired and renovated by Raja Jait Singh.
The temple of Shri Kamleshwar Mahadev has been built on a platform 40 ft. high from the ground. To reach the temple, there is a stair – case built with the platform. On this platform, the platform has been built with stones of shapes, put one on the other in a way that the entire edifice was built. Inside the temple and under the shikhar there are eight shikhar bracket-like projections which also have statues encarved on them. The shikhar of the temple is almost as high as the lower part of the temple. The pyramid like shape of the shikhar becomes roundish upward and atop is a pinnacle. Outside the temple there are many Gongs hanging.
The resonant sound of them fills the whole atmosphere. The Shiva lingam of red stone is not as big as the Yoni on which it stands and facing the Shiva lingam is a Nandi. A snake of copper is also placed around the Shivalinga and above this hands a copper urn from which water drips on the linga incessantly. Towards the west there is one more shrine of the deity, four armed. The interior walls of the temple have been beautified with ceramic tiles.
People believe that by offering worship at this place they can regain their lost health and various diseases especially mental and of skin are cured. Those who suffer from the malignant influence of spirits are also cured.
This is a very ancient temple. The temple itself looks like a big Shivalinga. By the temple, there are three water kundas and people believe that their diseases are cured if they take a dip in the scared water of this step well like kunda. Around are built other cenotaphs which must have been built in the memory of the old priests.
The main festival is that of Mahashivratri, but other festivals are equally important. Amongst them are Kartik Poornima, Basant Panchami, Guru Poornima and the Navratras.
Custom & Traditions of Temple
The worship of the temple is a privilege of the Naga Sadhus of Nath cult. The mahant of the temple is selected by the sect. The holy paths in the kundas are believed to be efficacious as they are said to have been full of medicinal properties.
How To Reach Kamleshwar Mahadev Ji Temple
Nearest airport is Kota airport.
Nearest railway station is Sumerganj Mandi Indargarh railway station.
Nearest Bus stop is Kwalji bus stop.
Kamleshwar Mahadev Ji Temple,
Kwalji, Bundi, Balwan,
Rajasthan - 323614.
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 in Morning from 5.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.