Apart from Kedarnath-Badrinath, Bihar also has the abode of Lord Shiva, he resided in a cave to hide from Bhasmasur

There is a crowd of devotees for the darshan of Gupteshwar Mahadev located in the state of Bihar, India. This temple is located in Chenari block of Rohtas district of Bihar. By performing Jalabhishek of the Shivling located here, all the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled.

Worship of Lord Shiva is of great importance in Hinduism. Lord Shiva is one of the trinity. The glory of Lord Shiva is immense. Seeing the faith towards Lord Shiva, now a days there is always a huge crowd of devotees in the Shiva temples located in India. In such a situation, if you also want to visit the temple of Lord Shiva, then there is such a Shiva temple in India. Where the road to reach is very difficult.

The way people reach Kedarnath and Badrinath for darshan after crossing all the difficulties. In the same way, a unique temple of Lord Shiva exists in Bihar as well. This abode of Bholenath is known as Gupteshwar Mahadev. Please tell that this temple is located in Chenari block of Rohtas district of Bihar. Today, through this article, we are going to tell you about this unique temple of Lord Shiva.

live in a cave

The cave in which Lord Shiva resides in this temple is so old. There is no solid proof of this. However, looking at its texture, it is said that this cave was built by humans. According to the belief, all the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled by just performing Jalabhishek in the cave of Guptadham temple.

lack of oxygen

The way the lack of oxygen is seen in many people during the journey to Kedarnath. In the same way, there is a shortage of oxygen in people while traveling to this Dham. It is said that in the year 1989, about half a dozen people died here due to lack of oxygen. But even after this, a huge crowd of devotees is seen here.


According to legend, once Bhasmasur was doing penance to please Bholenath. Pleased with the penance of Bhasmasur, he asked him to ask for a boon. On this, Bhasmasur said that anyone on whose head he puts his hand should turn into ashes. Lord Shiva granted him this boon. Then Bhasmasur, fascinated by the beauty of Goddess Parvati, wanted to put his hand on Lord Shiva’s head to test the boon. That’s why Lord Shiva had to hide in this cave to escape from Bhasmasur. Seeing this, Lord Vishnu took the form of Mohini and very cleverly put Bhasmasur’s hand on his head and reduced him to ashes.

tradition of offering Gangajal

In Bihar’s historical Gupteshwar Mahadev, there is an old tradition of offering Gangajal from Buxar on Shivling. People from Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Chhattisgarh and Nepal also perform Jalabhishek here especially on the day of Shivratri.

hard way

Please tell that the way to reach this cave is very difficult. This cave is situated at a distance of 65 km from the district headquarter Sasaram. To reach here, the devotees have to cross the Durgavati river five times and cross five hills. After that one gets the fortune of seeing Mahadev.

secret of the cave

No one has been able to find out the secret of this cave till date. Actually, water is always dripping over the Shivling in the cave. From where this water comes, it has not been known till date. At the same time, the devotees who come to visit here take this water as Prasad. A huge fair is held here on the occasion of Sawan, Saraswati Puja and Mahashivratri.

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