Experience this unexplored Archaeological heritage, Sharneshwar Temple
One of the lesser known Archaeological paradise of Gujarat, If you love adventure/Trekking ,flora ,fauna and are crazy for ancient architecture and history.. This is the place to be Polo forest lies in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat.
One of the lesser known temples of Polo Forest is Sharneshwar Mahadev Temple Where Nandi is greater than Shiva.
The Sharneshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built in the 15th century A.D. The outer wall or the main gate /fort like gate of the temple…can you spot Nandi What is unusual is.. Nandi is place on a pillar..That is Nandi is placed above his lord Shiva very peculiar ain’t it ?
To your extreme right, Notice the statue of (Kali) like god, She is locally known as Rakht Chamundi…She loves to quench her thirst by drinking human blood, She is draped in minimal clothes and has a garland of skull around her neck…After even resorting to cannibalism, Torso of Rakht Chamundi is depicted malnourished…This is basically a symbolic figure and points out the political scenario of Polo Forest during 4th century..The place belonged to tribals or Bhils..There was not much education around, food must have been a big problem and locals were under constant quarrels with each other..Taking advantage of the situation and following the famous principle of ‘Divide and Rule’…Kings of Idar , then Mewar and finally the Mughals invaded the place..
The Polo Forest region of Gujarat is a quiet retreat, nestled in the Aravalli hills bordering Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Sharneshwar Mahadev Temple has the beautiful carvings The Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built in the 15th century A.D.#traveltales #Poloforestdiaries #GoatsonRoad
Gepostet von Goats On Road am Sonntag, 14. April 2019