The deity of God Shiva is worshipped at the sacred Shiva Temple which is located at Kamtha in Gondia, Maharashtra. The region of Kamtha is about 15kms away from the temple and was popular during the Kamtha Zamindari as it was the administrative headquarter. This temple was built by Sant Lahiri Baba and the deities of Shivalinga and Nandi are enshrined in the temple. The holy day of Guru Poornima is celebrated with great joy in the temple.
About The Temple
The temple is constructed in the shape of a Shivalinga and the other Siddheshwar Temple exists in the basement of this Shivalinga. The entrance of the temple is decorated with deities depicting God Rama, God Lakshman and Goddess Sita sitting in a boat. The deity of holy vehicle of God Shiva named Nandi is also kept opposite the temple’s entrance. There is a ‘Kunda’ adjacent to the deity of Nandi from where the waters of holy rivers were brought to pour on the hands Saint Lahari Baba. The devotees from all over the world perform this ritual to show their respect. A Samadhi place of Mata Bhagirathi, the wife of Saint Lahari Baba is also constructed nearby.
How to Reach Gondia
The airport of Jabalpur is nearest to the temple at Gondia. The devotees and international tourists can also arrive at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur to reach the temple.
The Railway station of Gondia Junction is nearest to the temple. This station is well connected with other cities of India like Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi etc.
Frequent bus service is available to reach the temple at Gondia from Pune, Ahmednagar and Nagpur. The devotees can also hire a taxi to reach the temple.
Kamtha, Gondia 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.