Mankeswar is a popular tourist spot and religious site. It is located in Bhoom tehsil within Osmanabad district in Maharashtra. Mankeswar is considered a holy village for the famous Shiva Temple and Sathwai Devi Temple which attracts loads of devotees all through the year.
About The Temple
Mankeswar’s Shiva Temple is revered and sacred. It’s constructed in Hemadpanthi architectural temple forms. It is carved out of black rock, and is crafted with marvellous artwork on its walls. This along with seven other temples encircling the main temple was destroyed by Emperor Aurangzeb. There were 7 temples around the central temple and all are in ruins.
The shrine is situated on the banks of a river which circles it. The landscape is amazing. The Shiva lingam is situated inside the temple below ground level. Pilgrims have to take a flight of steps down to worship it. Statuettes and carvings on the interior and exterior walls are magnificent with several poses like dancing and wrestling.
The nearest commercial airport is in Pune.
The nearest Railway Station is in Barshi.
The state transport bus plies to and fro from Bhoom and Barshi to Mankeswar.
Shri Mankeswar Shiva Temple,
Pin code – 413504.
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.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM