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Papnash Shiva Temple


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Papnash Shiva Temple Overview

Ranked 3 of 10 sightseeing in Bidar

Papnash Shiva Temple is popular, among locals as well as tourists as it is believed that the Shiva linga in this temple was installed by Lord Rama. According to legends, Lord Rama installed the Shiva linga in the temple while returning from Lanka.

Owing to the significance, the temple is flocked by devotees year-round and especially during the festival of Shivratri. In front of the temple there is a natural spring, which flowings into a pond called Papnasha. Holy dip in this pond is believed to cleanse the soul of devotee from all the sins.

This temple can be accessed by cycle-rickshaws or auto-rickshaws from the city centre.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan3.6/5

462 reviews

Clean temple with 2 huge trees and 2 ponds

The way to temple goes down a small hillock. The car parking is right in front. There is a restaurant and few shops with the usual mementoes and puja articles. There are stone benches on either side where one can sit and enjoy the peace. There are few steps leading to a small pond on the right and a big pond in the left. On either side huge peepal trees give a serene atmosphere. Nobody was taking Bath in the pond. Before the main sanctum, there are 3 lingas on the left. One can touch them and pray. The main linga is inside. Active puja goes on in the mornings and evenings.

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Vivek Rajole

Vivek Rajole5.0/5

2 reviews

A place to enjoy and Meditate

It is very good place in Bidar. We should travel down wards by bike, cycle or car. We will enjoy going downwards by bicycle. It is a place for meditation. At the side of the temple there is a small pond where we can do boating. Many foreigners used to enjoy in pond.


A S3.9/5

453 reviews

Midsize temple beside a magnificent pond

As the name goes Papnash, demolisher of sins, for this reason you must visit this place. This can be only solution to all your sins so far. Keeping the same in mind we harmoniously headed towards this temple. We went a little downhill temple is located in a basin. It's a midsize temple beside a very magnificent pond. Temple has a big Shivaling. When we went there the villagers were celebrating some local festival, we got a chance to have some yummy Prasad. A local told us to get rid of your sins one must take a dip in the pond. None of had the enthusiasm to do that at that point of time. After spending some time at the Temple we drove our car to the other side of the pond on a kacha road. It was peaceful and scenic, the quietness was icing on the cake. We sat there for an hour, enjoyed the peacetime and then returned to our hotel.

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