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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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  • If you are a religious person, this is the ideal place for you. You will really feel the piously vibe that prevails there. A large number of stairs go down between two large boulders that constitute t...  more »
  • Easily accessible with around 200 steps. Lovely cave and the rocks. Feels liks AC once we reach to the bottom. Godo places to click photos and try hicking if interested.  more »
  • It's an awesome place not only for shiva temple but also of the marvelous cave and rock formations. Awesome place to visit.  more »
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  • Jatashankar (also Jata Shankar) is natural cave, a Hindu shrine located north of Pachmarhi, in Hoshangabad district, Madhya Pradesh, India. Cave is located in deep ravine, with enormous boulders perched above. Cave contains stalagmites revered as naturally formed lingams. Cave serves as a shrine to the God Shiva and is popular destination for pilgrims. Jata means hair and Shankar is another name of Lord Shiva. There are two different types of little pond, fed by springs, found in the locality, one of cold water and the other one of hot water...
  • 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
  • Superb place to feel the presence of god
  • Tranquil and beautifully nested amidst Satpura Ranges