Parbateyswar Shivalaya Mandir is one of the revered Hindu shrines located in Aritar. This sacred pilgrimage site is situated amidst picturesque locations surrounding it. The main deity of the temple is Lord Shiva. Thousands of devotees visit the temple every year, and seek the blessing of Lord Shiva. It is customary for the devotees to stay in the temple, and drink the holy water from a sacred vessel especially during the month of Savan.
How To Reach Aritar
The airport of Siliguri is the nearest airport to Aritar . This airport plies flight services to major Indian cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. International flights to places such as Bangkok and Paro are also operated from here.
The nearest railway station to Aritar is located at Siliguri. The Siliguri Railway Station is connected to many other Indian cities like Chennai, Trivandrum, Secunderabad, Cochin and Guwahati.
Aritar can be easily reached from other cities within Sikkim and its neighbouring states through roads. Aritar is located merely three hours' drive from the city of Gangtok, which is the state capital.
Parbateyswar Shivalaya Mandir,
Aritar, East Sikkim District,
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.