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Tapkeshwar Temple Dehradun

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Tapkeshwar Temple in Dehradun, also known as Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple, is one of the most famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated by the forest side, the main Shivalinga at the temple is inside a natural cave. Water drops from the ceiling of the cave trickle down over the Shivalinga in a continuous downpour, making for an interesting spectacle.

How to Reach:

The Tapkeshwar temple is located only 6.5 kilometres away from the city centre, visitors can reach the temple by the local bus or hiring personal Cabs or the local autos called Vikram.

History

The Shiva linga is in a cave nearby where the river enters and water droplets drip down on the Shivalinga. The small cave with this splendid scenery is said to have been once resided by Dronacharya- the teacher of Pandavas and Kauravas in the Hindu epic Mahabharata written by Ved Vyas. The cave is thus named Drona Cave after his name.

Architectural Brief

The Temple is a gentle blend of artificial (Man-Made) and natural design. It is located between two hills; however the main sanctum is positioned within the bounds of a naturally occurring cave. The splendid view of this temple can be seen inside the cave, where the Shiva Linga is drowned by water droplets that fall inside the beautiful cave. The water droplets vanish and can be seen a few yards away from the temple premises. People say that many supernatural occurrences make Tapkeshwar Temple the land of many miracles.

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  Tapkeshwar Colony, Garhi Cantt, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India