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Mamleshwar Temple at Pahalgam


Mamleshwar Temple, Pahalgam
Mamleshwar Temple, Pahalgam
Mamleshwar Temple, Pahalgam

Mamal

This spot is also about a mile from Pahalgam. It stands across the Kolahoi stream up towards the mountain side. There is an old temple here the pinnacle of which was adorned with gold during the reign of one of the early kings. There is also a spring beautifully banked with long dressed stones of about 8th century. This was dedicated to Shiva and was called Mamalishwara. It is said that Ganesh was placed as doorkeeper not to allow any one to enter the temple without his permission. So it was called Mam Mal - Don't go. There is a priest to look after the temple. In summer the place is regularly visited by the populace of Pahalgam.

Text by: Samsar Chand Koul

 

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