lakhmandal

Lakhamandal Temple in Uttarakhand

Lakhamandal is an ancient temple, situated in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The temple is dedicated to the God Shiva. Lakhamandal name comprises of two words: lakha meaning “Lakh (many)” and mandals meaning “lingam” or “temples”. A lot of inventive works were found in the exhumation by the ASI (Archaeological Survey of India). This temple is situated 75 kilometers outside of Dehradun at the Naugaon-Barkot Route.
History
As per the locals, this temple and the neighbouring areas are believed to be where Duryodhana of Mahabharata plotted a plan to burn alive the Pandavas in the Lakshyagriha house, constructed with shellac. But fortunately, by the grace of Godess Shakti, they saved. Therefore, a temple of Maa Shakti had been built here to worship the sacred power of Maa Parvati and Lord Shiva. In the 8th century, in Dehradun the Lakha Mandal temple was built with multiple stone figures.  These decors of the temple display the opulence of Indian heritage.
How to reach there
By air         :         the nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun
By train      :         the nearest railway station is Dehradun Jn, Dehradun
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