Jata Shankar Cave Temple

JATA SHANKAR CAVE TEMPLE

The cave derives its names because of the peculiar rocky formation that resembles the matted locks of Lord Shiva. Legend has it, pleased with the devoted worship of demon Bhasmasura, Shiva granted him the power to burn anything he laid his hands on. Drunk on this new found prowess, the demon decided to test his boon on the god himself. Fleeing from Bhasmasura, Shiva hid himself in the Jata Shankar Cave, till Vishnu intervened as Mohini, the enchanted seductress, and tricked Bhasmasura to touch his own head.

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