Kamleshwar Mahadev Temple – Here, Lord Vishnu was blessed with Sudarshan Chakra

Kamleshwar Mahadev Temple, Srinagar (Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India)

It is said during Dev-Asur Sangram (war between gods & demons) all devatas requested Lord Vishnu to save them from Asur. To save Devtaas from Asur Lord Vishnu’s requirement was Sudarshan Chakra. Thus, Lord Vishnu collected 1000 Lotus flowers to offer Lord Shiva while chanting Lord Shiva 1000 names to have Sudarshan Chakra.

Lord Shiva to test Lord Vishnu’s devotion hides one Lotus flower. At the end of 999 offerings, Lord Vishnu was short of one flower. He decided to offer his one eye (Lord Vishnu also known as Kamalnetra) to complete 1000 offerings and 1000 chants. At that time Lord Shiva appeared and blessed him with Sudarshan Chakra which was used to kill Asur later.

Kamleshwar Mahadev temple is the location where Lord Vishnu worship Lord Shiva and was blessed with Sudarshan Chakra. It is also said during Lord Vishnu’s prayers a couple was watching the same. When Lord Shiva appeared couple requested Lord Shiva to grant them a child. Goddess Parwati requested Lord Shiva to grant the wish. Till that day Kartika Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi (October-November), it is said whoever worships Lord Shiva while standing the whole night having one diya in hand will be granted a child as a wish by Lord Shiva.

Shivaratri, Shravan devotees visit temple in large numbers but Achra Saptami during Magh (January-February) month – next day after Vasant Panchami special festival is organized by offering 52 vyanjan (52 food items) along with Ghee to Shiva Lingam.

3 morning – 10 night

Kamleshwar Mahadev temple is very close to Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna University, Srinagar in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.

I visited the temple during the Srinagar visit. Mahant Aashutosh Puri Ji Maharaj Ji shared the History of Kamleshwar Mahadev Temple. Thank you said I.

For more detailed history one can purchase Shri Kamleshwar Mahadev Mahatmya available within the temple.

Note: Lord Shiva 1000 name is written within the temple area.

It is said and believed Shiva Lingam present within the temple rotates three times a day (24 hours).