Witness some amazingly spiritual sights and soak in religious atmosphere at this highly revered temple.
The most famous occasion that attracts a large gathering is “MahaShivaratri” in which devotee come and sit around the temple complex with their illuminating mud candles called Diya/Deepak until the Rudrabhishek puja is over. They observe a fast on that day and have food(the “mahaprasad”) only once the Puja is done. Fairs and other cultural activities such as singing religious songs and hymns dedicated to Lord Shiva are being organized on the night of Shivaratri.
A large procession is carried out on the street of the city by devotees carrying the Lord Mahadev so that the whole city can have a glance at the idol of Lord Shiva and pay their warmest respect by folding their hands and lowering their heads on the ground.
Devotees, known as “Kānvarias”, who wear orange clothes and travel a long way with their bare feet holding the kamandalu filled with water from holy rivers come here to pour it on the “Shiva Linga” on Shravan month of Hindu calender(beginning in late July to third week of August).
Paraheda Shiva Mandir is located about 25 kms away from the Banswara district of Rajasthan. It is quite popular for its fine Rajput style architecture and dexterous carving of sculptures on its wall. It has been surrounded by other small Shiva temples which make this place perfect to express your devotion towards Lord Shiva.
You can find some eye-catching arts and sculptures on its interior wall that will tell you the stories written in old Hindu epics and mythology.This place is still owned and maintained by the Royal family unlike most of other temples that are managed and maintained by the government.
If you are in Banswara, you can consider paying a visit to Paraheda Shiv Mandir and its surrounding which will be an amazing and memorable experience for you.