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Jata Shankar, Pachmarhi

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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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  • That is a holy place lord shiva i there caves we feel a positive energy and get positive Waves really its a miracle place to visit  more »
  • This involves going down a lot of steps and then climbing up on your way back. Go there only for religious reason .  more »
  • Although it is must visit spot at pachmarhi., the walking route is bit difficult for Sr. Citizens. There are around two hundred steps in total which are required to be stepped down and stepped up whil...  more »