Every year the temple attracts millions of tourists and devotees who come here for offering prayers and be a part of the customs and rituals that are followed on a daily basis.
Foundation of Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple
Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple was built in 1402 by Hajiraj Naik during the rule of Brahmadeo Rai, son of King Ramachandra of Kalchuri dynasty. Brahmadeo Rais monumental script in Sanskrit is still preserved at the Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum.
Architecture of Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple
The main attraction present at the inner sanctum of Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple is the Shivalingam which is considered sacred and is believed to have self-emerged from the ground. The beautiful architecture along with the exquisitely ornamented exteriors of the temple featuring various figures like Nine Planets, Regent Deities, Ramayana and Mahabharata Scenes, various animals, floral motifs, dancing apsaras and musicians are worth watching.
Other Temples near Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple
Besides the temple, there are other important ancient temples like Kashi Vishveshwara Shiva Temple, Swaminarayan Temple as well as two Jain Temples.
How to Reach Hatkeshwar Mahadev Temple
Raipur and Bilaspur are the two major railway heads of Chhattisgarh. These railway stations are served by a number of express trains from all over the country. Good network of roads criss-cross the state of Chhattisgarh.
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