Lord Shiva

Temple History

Kirateshwar Mahadev Temple is along the banks of River Rangeet. According to the Hindu mythology, pleased with Arjuna's hard penance and devotion, Lord Shiva appeared before him in the very spot where the temple lies as a Kirat or hunter and blessed him with success in the Mahabharat War. Shiv Ling is the main effigy of worship and the locals say this shiv ling appeared at this place on its own.

A foot suspension bridge takes the devotees to its attractive location. People from all over the state visit this holy place of eminence. According to popular belief, whosoever worships here will earn virtues of two life times.


Additional Information

Kirateswar Mahadev Mandir is a symbol of peace, harmony and good health. Belief is that a visit with true devotion to this temple fulfills one’s wishes particularly a wish for son or daughter. The main attraction of the temple are the festival of the Bala Chaturdesi, which is observed in November–December every year and the Shiv Ratri also known as Maha Shivaratri which falls in the month of February or March every year. There are other temples dedicated to Lord Rama and Durga can be found here making it an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus.

From Bagdogra Airport the Kirateshwar Mahadev temple is 119 Km and 107 Km from Siliguri Junction. Legship bus stop is 450 m from the temple.
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