Shivling of Bhuteshwar Mahadev is present in the Gariaband district of Chhattisgarh

Devotees also reach from far away to visit Bhuteshwar Mahadev

A wonderful fair is here every year in Sawan.

History of Bhuteshwar Mahadev

Bhuteshwar Mahadev Shivling is a self-made Shivling because even today there is no exact logic about the origin and establishment of this Shivling. 

But according to experts and ancestors, this temple was formed about 30 years ago. 

From a small mound in the midst of these dense forests, the people of the surrounding villages could hear the sound of a bull bellowing. 

But when the villagers visited the mound, there was neither a bull nor any other animal. 

Seeing such a situation, gradually the faith of the villagers increased in that mound and they started worshiping it considering it as the form of Shiva. 

Since then that small Shivling has taken the form of the biggest Shivling. 

Now call it the faith of the devotees or the miracle of God, since then till now the growth of Shivling continues.

Somnath, Shriram, and Mother Sita are sitting on the banks of the river, worshiping for some time

hence the name Bhuteshwar

There are 12 Jyotirlingas across the country, in which devotees of Lord Shiva have deep faith. 

There is such a Shivling in Chhattisgarh whose recognition is similar to that of Jyotirlinga.

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Bhuteshwar Mahadev present in the Gariaband district of Chhattisgarh is an Ardhanarishwar natural Shivling.

 Which is in the dense forests of Gariaband, 90 km away from the capital Raipur.

The Kankali pond of Chhattisgarh is amazing, where Lord Shiva is immersed in the pond for centuries. 

The sound of croaking in the Chhattisgarhi language is called Bhakurra, hence the name Bhakurra in Chhattisgarhi.


The statue of Lord Shiva is behind Bhuteshwar Nath Mahadev, in which Lord Shiva is sitting with Mother Parvati, Lord Ganesha, Lord Kartik, and Nandi. There is also a slight crack in this Shivling, so it is worshiped in the form of Ardhanarishwar. The increasing size of this Shivling is a matter of research even today.

This specialty of Shivling is a miracle for the devotees, but it is a matter of research for the scientists. The height of this natural Shivling is about 18 feet and the width (roundness) is 20 feet. Every year the government department checks this Shivling. According to him, the Shivling is increasing by 6 to 8 inches every year.

The crowd of Devotees 

Where devotees of Mahadev reach from far and wide to worship him. 

However, The recognition of this place is so much that devotees reach here not only from Chhattisgarh but also from other states. 

Along with this, during Sawan, on every Sawan Monday, Kanwarias start coming in the morning to offer water to God.

There is a complete arrangement for the devotees coming from outside.

So, That’s why complete arrangements for living and eating for the devotees who reach here.


How To Reach Bhuteshwar Mahadev

By air

Swami Vivekananda International Airport is 89.1 km from Raipur.

By train

103 KM from Raipur Railway Station.

By road

100 KM from Pandri Bus Stand Raipur.

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