Jata Shankar, Pachmarhi
Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
Tucked away in a deep ravine, Jata Shankar is a popular pilgrimage spot dedicated to Shiva. It features a group of stalagmites worshiped by Hindu believers as natural lingams. The name of the shrine translates to “the hair of Shiva,” since Shankar is another name of the god and jata means hair. Legend has it that the god lost his hair while running from a devotee who tried to turn him to ashes--with the power granted to him by none else but Shiva himself. See the dripstone formations that symbolize the hair and a divine snake with hundred heads. The cave also houses manmade idols and two small ponds. To visit Jata Shankar and other attractions in Pachmarhi, use our Pachmarhi itinerary builder.
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This Shiv temple is located in hill. The path is not smooth and you have to go very deep. But you will refresh to see the water source & Shiv Temple. The entire environment was cool & peaceful.
Beautiful place and nature is at best there. hill cave is on Sheshanaga shape. You can see floating rock which is used by Hanuman and their warrior to make bridge from Rameshwaram to Lanka. Natures be... read more »
Jata Shanker Caves are on a walking distance from the Bus Stand Pachmarhi (around 1 km) and walking is enjoyable. The caves present a beautiful panorama of nature and spirituality. There is a small te... read more »
It is a most beautiful tample in chhatarpur madhay pradesh
Jata Shankar is one of my favorite place in Pachmadi.. this is a beautiful Natural place and great Tourism Attraction.. place of worship
Har har mahadev
On the way to caves one may purchase many local jungle products esp. Bitter honey, because the majority of flowering plants in this teretory are producing bitter fruits.
The cave of Jatashankar and the route to cave boasts of various natural marvels. Taking a guide to the caves is highly recommended.
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