|Posted by mithila on August 14, 2011 at 8:20 PM|
As I made a promise to my friend, I am writing today about the “Ekadasha Rudra” of Mangrauni. Not more than five kilometer distance from Madhubani town, there is a historical and epical place known as Mangrauni. In ancient time, the name of Mangrauni was “Mangalwani” that means “The place of blessings” or “The place of worshippers”. Though there are so many temples in Mangrauni but the “Ekadasha Rudra” is mesmerizing one and probably only one temple of its type in India. In “Ekadasha Rudra” temple, the eleven shivlings is having the eleven forms of shiva – Mahadev, Shiva, Rudra, Shankar, Neel, Lohit, Ishaan, Vijay, Bheem, Bhavodev and Kapali. The specialty of these shivlings is that the work related to his different forms are made or symbolized on the respective shivlings. This unique temple was made by the famous enchanter Late Pundit Muneeshwar Jha in 1946. It is made up of black granite which was imported from Jaipur. Behind the “Ekadash Rudra” shivlings, there is an idol of Lord Shiva and Parvati in “Pleasure Posture” or “Anand Mudra”.According to the Tantric view, in that posture Shiva is teaching Tantra to goddess Parvati but the epical meaning is completely different. Besides this idol,there are idols of Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, Mahasaraswati and the footsteps of lord Vishnu. On the right side, there is a temple named “Radhe-Shyam” temple in which you can see the ten different forms of Lord Vishnu or his “Avatars” which is also made of granite and Astadhatu. Near this temple, there is a pond called “Kastaharni Sarovar” means the pond which takes your grief or problems. The place is very cool and the way to Mangrauni is now better than previous road. So my suggestion is if you are not agnostic you must visit the “Ekadasha Rudra”. In the next post I will describe more about Manrauni and Ekadasha Rudra or will update this post.
Referred from Aryavart 2000
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