Bade Mahadev Overview

Ranked 7 of 56 sightseeing in Pachmarhi

Bade Mahadev is a 60 feet long cave in which deities of  Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Mahesh and Lord Ganesha have been enshrined. As per a mythological belief, Lord Vishnu defeated the demon King Bhasmasur in this cave by taking the form of Mohini.

Shiva linga is also enshrined in the cave and water constantly falls upon the Shiva lingam. In the middle of the cave, a kund is situated, which is frequented by pilgrims during Nag Panchami and Maha Shivaratri for bathing and consequently cleansing themselves of sins.

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What travellers are saying about Bade Mahadev

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Ritu Jain

Ritu Jain4.6/5

7 reviews

Temple in cave with natural water

10 km from city but worth it to drive. Drive yourself if you an expert otherwise take local jeep. Drive through the hilly narrow roads. Adventurous. Breathtaking when you reach there. Temple in cave with natural water.

Vivek Mishra

Vivek Mishra3.2/5

24 reviews

A good place to visit

Starting point for Choragarh also.The mythical story about Bhasmasur is related to this place. A kund is also there where you can bath to eliminate your inner sins.

Harshit Chaudhari

Harshit Chaudhari4.3/5

1 review

The most prestigious place of Lord Shiva

I visited there in winter, it was very cold and had to climb too much but finally, I reached there and worshiped Lord Shiva. I was full of energy. Overall, good experience and recommended to visit and do not forget to visit 'Gupt Mahadev' in a narrow cave.



2 reviews

Peaceful place to devote yourself to God

I guess after I visited this temple, I was completely satisfied. It was worth visiting it. Peace inside the temple was eternal.

Shreesh Shukla

Shreesh Shukla3.6/5

4 reviews

Most prominent spot

One of the most prominent spots of Pachmarhi. Amazing cold water near Shivling.

Ghanshyam  Dubey

Ghanshyam Dubey5.0/5

6 reviews

Big cave with a natural waterfall

It is a big cave with natural waterfall and this natural beauty is a truly divine place.

Dileep Sharma

Dileep Sharma4.6/5

16 reviews

All temples are good.

Religious place among caves, natural water with a Shivling there..

Ashish mehta Mehta

Ashish mehta Mehta3.6/5

7 reviews

Good Place

Religious place. Mahadev Temple. Good to visit. Less walking in comparison with other places.

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