Raisen Fort Shiva temple doors open 12 hours in a year
There is such a Shiva temple in Madhya Pradesh, which remains closed throughout the year, but on the day of Mahashivratri, the doors of the temple are opened for the devotees. This is the same temple, for which Shiv Mahapuran storyteller Pandit Pradeep Mishra had said last year that your God is imprisoned in the lock, you are eating sweets, go get a handful of water from a pond.
We are talking about the Shiva temple built on the fort hill located in Raisen district. It is known as Someshwar Dham. The history of the temple is as old as the controversy related to the temple. The locks of the temple are opened for 12 hours in a year on Mahashivaratri. To know what are the preparations for Shivratri in the temple this year, Dainik Bhaskar also reached the same hill of the fort, where Someshwar Dham is situated.
Reached the temple by climbing 300 stairs:
At 6 in the morning we were standing under the fort. The fort was at a height of 800 to 1000 feet from us. Feeling a little cold. The path was rocky. Due to the darkness, we lit the torch, then we proceeded towards our destination. There are 3 ways to reach the temple. As we were moving ahead, the feeling of cold started increasing. We climbed about 300 steps. During this we were passing through 8 ancient big doors. After about half an hour of climbing, we were right in front of the temple.
Complete history of the temple:
According to archaeologist Rajeev Lochan Choubey, this place was revered as a temple till 1543. The ladies of the royal family used to worship here. In the year 1543, Raja Puranmal of Raisen was defeated by Sher Shah in a battle. After which Sher Shah removed the Shivling from the temple and declared it a mosque, but the symbols of other Hindu beliefs including the idol of Ganesha remained installed above the sanctum of the temple. Due to which it always proved that this is a temple.
The Archaeological Department had justified the demand of the public:
These days Prakashchand Sethi was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. He was included in the list of special people of Indira Gandhi. The delegation of Raisen Durga Mandir Sangharsh Samiti, the then collector of Raisen, A.K. Of. Agarwal submitted a memorandum requesting him to convey public sentiment to the government. Movements had already started in the city.
The doors of the temple open in front of the administration:
The archaeologist said that the key of the temple remains with the Archaeological Department, but on the day of Mahashivaratri, at 5 am, the locks on the doors of the temple are opened in front of the SDM, Tehsildar and other administrative officials. . Devotees visiting the fair visit the temple throughout the day in Raisen. Then at 5 pm the temple is locked again in front of the administrative officials.
They ask for vows by tying Kalave on the gate:
The devotees who come here on days other than Maha Shivaratri visit the temple from outside the locked gate only. People who come to ask for a bow tie Kalava and cloth on the door of the temple and after the vow is fulfilled, they open the cloth and leave.
Administration has completed preparations for Shivratri Collector Arvind Dubey said that a large number of devotees from all over the state will visit the temple on Shivratri in Raisen’s Bhojpur temple and the temple located on the fort. This time more devotees are expected than last year. Because this year there is no any kind of restriction. The weather is also mildly cold. Because of this, more devotees will visit the temple this time. The administration has made complete preparations. Preparations have been made to ensure that no untoward incident takes place and they remain safe.
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