Gauri Shankar Mandir, Pilibhit
Gauri Shankar Mandir is situated at Sarai Khan in Pilibhit at Uttar- Pradesh State. This famous Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his beautiful consort Goddess- Parvati. It is one of the illustrious and magnificent Shiva Pilgrimages and has incredible significance in Hindu Mythology. A stoned Shivlinga is also placed in the main sanctum- sanctorum along with a white Nandi nearby.
The most popular Shiva occasion ‘Maha Shivratri’ celebration is observed in this ancient and holy temple. This is a very sacred place to commemorate felicitous fest by people following Hindu Culture. Large carcades are carried out within the city with people thronging the streets to catch a glance of the venerate idol of Mahadeva. Fairs have been organised and people often fast on the night of Shivratri and sing hymns and praises in the name of Lord Shiva. Devotees from across the world pay visit to these temples to get blessed with good fortune on this revered day. Kanvarias who wear orange dresses travel a long way bare- footed and bring divine water in Kamandals to offer on Lingam during Shravana Maas.