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59. Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple, Thaneshwar, India

Thaneshwar derives its name from the word "Sthaneshwar", which means "Place of God". The Sthaneshwar Mahadev Temple, whose presiding deity is Lord Shiva, is believed to be the oldest temple in the vicinity. It was here that the Pandavas prayed to Lord Shiva and received his blessings for victory in the battle of Mahabharata.

Legend has it that the waters of the tank adjoining the temple are holy. A few drops of water cured the King Ban of leprosy. No pilgrimage of Kurukshetra is believed to be complete without a visit to this ancient, holy temple.

It is also believed that Lord Shiva was first worshipped here in the form of a lingam. The ancestor of the Mahabharata heroes, Kuru, performed penance on the banks of the Yamuna and Parshuram, the great warrior sage killed many Kshatriyas here.

We did our prayers here and wished happiness to everybody also from this amazing place.

Om Namah Shivaya

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