Kalanaur, an ancient town of Gurdaspur District, is located towards the west of Gurdaspur at a separation of 25 Kilometers. Mahakaleshwar Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and has a Shivalinga in the even frame. It is the main sanctuary of Lord Shiva everywhere throughout the nation, where the shivalinga has been set on a level plane. Since time immemorial, a major Shivratri fair is held each year in the Mahakaleshwar sanctuary on Shivratri day when an extensive number of devotees assemble here to praise the celebration of Shivratri.
How to Reach Gurdaspur
Nearest airport is Raja Sansi Airport of Amritsar, punjab.
Gurdaspur falls on the Delhi-Jammu railway line. It is also a part on the Amritsar-Batala-Pathankot section of the Ferozepur Division of the Northern Railway and the Amritsar-Batala-Pathankot Road, both of which run all through side by side. The important trains that stop here are Jammu Mail and Chennai Mail.
Gurdaspur is well linked by road, to almost all the key cities in India. Right from Delhi and Chadigarh to Amritsar and Jaipur, one will find buses to almost all the cities, including both government and private services. Apart from that, taxis are also easily available for commuting to places within as well as outside Punjab.
Kalanaur, Gurdaspur District, Punjab,
India, Pincode – 143512.
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 6AM to 9PM.