Lord Shiva

The world’s only living Shivling whose length increases every year.

The Shivling located in the Matangeshwar temple is believed to be alive. According to people, this is the only Shivling in the world. Whose size is continuously increasing? The length of this Shivling has become more than 9 feet.

People from far and wide come to see this miraculous Shivling. According to the priests of the temple, the size of this Shivling increases every year. If the words of the priests are to be believed, then the Shivling grows 1 inch higher every year.

The local people here also say that the size of this Shivling is increasing over the centuries. He has seen the size of this Shivling increasing with his own eyes. According to the local people, this Shivling used to be small earlier. But every year its size increased in such a way that it is now 9 feet.

Is buried under the earth
There are many specialties associated with this Shivling. As much as this Shivling is above the earth, it is also contained under the earth. There are many stories associated with Shivling. According to the local people, the day this Shivling will grow and touch the Hades. On that day this world will end completely. The end of the world is certain on that day.

Story of Shivling
The mention of this living Shivling is found in the scriptures. According to the scriptures, Lord Shiva had handed over a miraculous gem to Yudhishthira. Which Yudhishthira gave to Matang Rishi. Somehow this gem came to King Harshavarman.

The king buried this gem under the ground. According to the legend, after this gem was buried in the ground, its size started increasing and it took the form of Shivling. Situated in the Matangeshwar temple, this Shivling is made from a gem.

The kings of the Chandela dynasty had built

The Matangeshwar temple, located in Khajuraho, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh, was built by the kings of the Chandel dynasty. This temple was built in the 9th century.

This temple has been built in a grand manner. Matangeshwar temple is spread over an area of ​​35 feet. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple is very beautiful. The Matangeshwar temple is believed to date fromaround AD 900 to 925.

The architecture of the temple is different from other Khajuraho temples and the pillars and walls of the temple do not have erotic sculptures like other Khajuraho temples.

Scientists didn’t even get anything
How the size of this Shivling is increasing. Many types of research were also done on this. But the scientists did not find anything. Scientists tried hard to find the secret of this Shivling. But failed and to date, no one has been able to ascertain the reason for the growth of Shivling.

When to go
The best time to visit Matangeshwar Temple is from October to February. At this time people from all over the world come to this temple and have a darshan of God. There is an airport and railway station in Khajuraho. So it is easily accessible from any corner of the country.

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