04
Aug
09

The Flight of Gods 37. Rudreshwar Temple, Aravalem

THE FLIGHT OF GODS

By Mohan Pai
Shri Rudreshwar Temple
Aravalem

Pic by Mohan Pai

The temple is situated close to the famous “Pandava Caves” of Aravalem The main deity is Shri Rudreshwa, an incarnation of Lord Shiva.
Annual Shivaratri Zatra is a major event at this temple which draws thousands of people.

 

Aravalem Waterfalls – Pic by Mohan Pai

Located in Bicholim Taluka at a distance of 45 kms from Panaji the temple of Rudreshwar is half a km away from the rock-cut caves of Harvalem where the ancient linga of Rudreshwar is venerated. The idyllic Harvalem waterfalls is close by. The image of Rudreshwar is facing the waterfall. The festival of Mahashivaratri draws big crowds. However, the temple assumes importance as Hindus perform rites for the dead here.

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2 Responses to “The Flight of Gods 37. Rudreshwar Temple, Aravalem”


  1. 1 shankar bhandarkar
    September 21, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Dear Mr. Pai
    I must thank you for the Articles that you have posted on this site since I am devotee of Lord Narshima and aregular visitor to the Laxmi Narchinva Temple at Valing would like to know more about our Temple can you please help on the Historyside of this temple,
    This will be great help
    Thanks & Regards
    S Bhandarkar


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