Kakanmath temple is a holy Hindu Pilgrimage and lord Shiva is worshiped inside the temple premise. It was established in 11th century and is situated at Sihoniya in Madhya Pradesh, India. This ancient Shiva abode is constructed by the Kachchhapaghata ruler, named- Kirttiraja. This eminent Shiva temple is fixed on a beautiful Pitha- Base and a sanctum is placed in an anti- chamber along with two halls- Gudha-mandapa and Mukha-Mandapa inside it. The gudha-mandapa has lateral transepts, and four clusters of pillars; each cluster contains four pillars. The vestibule has four pillars in a row, which are aligned with the four clusters of the gudha-mandapa. The shikhara (tower) of the shrine makes it around 30 m high.
As per the Hindu Mythology, the temple got this name (Kakanmath) after the queen’s name- Surajpala Kakanavati or Kakanade of the village. And a legend says that the name of this Shiva pilgrimage was derived from the Kanak (gold) and Ma?ha (idol).
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.