Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple (Mount Abu, Rajasthan) – The Great Toe of Lord Mahadev

Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple in Achalgarh, Mount Abu, Rajasthan

We have to stop at a tax barrier just few km before Achalgarh. Rs. 3 per passenger is charged as Passenger Tax. After crossing the barrier if you turn left you will reach Peace Park, Guru Shikhar and if you drive straight you will reach Achalgarh. We paid six rupees and few km straight drive to reach very first temple on the left-hand side – Achaleshwar Mahadev temple.

The priest showed us the great toe of Lord Mahadev inside a pit. Amazing. Prayers with folded hands. A candle was placed by the priest behind few idols, and they started glowing. Amazing again. He said – Maharana Kumbha donated Ganesh ji, Chamunda Mata idols years ago. Skanda Puran Arbudaachal i.e., Mount Abu is mentioned. Achaleshwar Mahadev is family deity of Parmar rulers. Earlier times it was the center for metal idols. Once the entire hilly area was shaken with tremors. Sage Vashishta worship Lord Mahadev to save. Lord Mahadev pressed his Great Toe to fix tremors since then there is impression of Great Toe and is worshipped.

Thank you said I.

If you are touring Mount Abu, you should visit Achaleshwar Mahadev . 11 km approx. is Achalgarh from Mount Abu.

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