Mamleshwar Temple at Pahalgam
Mamleshwar Temple, Pahalgam
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