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Resting on the banks of the river Rangit, Kirateshwar Shiva Mandir is a remarkable Hindu pilgrimage site in Ravangla. It is visited by Hindus on a large scale but also welcomes the people of other faiths as well. As per the name, the presiding deity of this temple is Lord Shiva. According to a legend, a cowherd spotted a stone resembling a Shivalinga. The priests recognized the stone as a self-manifested Shivalinga. A temple was built in its honor and it was placed inside it. Today, it is worshiped by the locals on a daily basis.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) Kirateshwar Shiva Mandir is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site that houses a self-manifested Shivalinga. This attracts thousands of Shaivaites throughout the year
2) The shrine comprises a huge idol of Shiva in a seated position is installed on the roof of the entrance
3) Inside the sanctum, the self-manifested Shivalinga can be seen. The aartis take place twice a day in the temple and is attended by devotees
4) The festival of Maha Shivaratri is celebrated with a great pomp. The shrine is festooned beautifully and special prayers are conducted on the occasion. Prasad is distributed among all.

 

Best Time To Visit:-
Kirateshwar Shiva Mandir is a famous Hindu temple that is visited by numerous Shiva devotees. It is visited by people on a daily basis but, the best time to be present at this temple is during February-March when Maha Shivaratri is celebrated.

 

Reaching There:-
Kirateshawar Shiva Mandir is located in a bustling region of Ravangla. It is well-connected by the major roads of the city and thus, people can reach the site by bus, taxi, or auto rickshaw.

 

Nearest Railway Station- New Jalpaiguri Station
Nearest Airport- Bagdogra Airport

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