Prithvinath Temple & Jhali dham, Pachran – Gonda

It was told by the priest of the temple that this temple is around 6500 old. There was a devil (rakhshas) called VAKASUR in this region. He was supplied with one bull and one human being everyday for food by the people. The bull was usually arranged by the king of this region and human being volunteered themselves for the same. it is said that Pandavas came to this place during their vanvaas and stayed here for sometime.

One day Mata Kunti was passing through this place, when she found that one lady was crying with tears in her eyes. She inquired the reason for the same. Lady told that she has the only one son and same is going to be offered to Vakasur for the food. When Kunti knew about it, she told don’t worry, since you have only one son and i have five, i will send one of my son in place of your son.

Prithvinath Shiv Temple, Gonda

When she returned back and told the same to his sons, Bhima agreed to go. When Bhima reached the place he challanged Vakasur and consequently there was a fierce fight between the Vakasur and Bhima. T the end Bhima killed vakasur and people in this region started living with peace and prosperity.

But this Ssur was Brahmin Asur, thus the Bhima was blamed for the Brahm-Hatya. To repent the same he did penance here and established the largest Shivling of the world at this place. The temple is preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is located around 40 KM from Gonda.

Largest Shivling in World

Kamdhenu Gaya

At the Jhalidham, there is a kandhenu gaya. It is believed that kamdhenu gaya is always here and gives milk throughout the year without going through the normal cycle of breeding.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. s p yadav
    Dec 22, 2013 @ 14:52:46

    Largest temple of world


  2. Amar
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 10:39:56

    Very Nice & Holi Place….. Jai Shiv Shankar Ji Ki


  3. Ram ji goswami
    Jul 19, 2016 @ 23:47:09

    Very nice place prithavi nath mindir & jhali tham bolo har har har maha dev…………………….. Dev……………… Sabhi shiv ke bhakt gado savan ki hardik badhai Drx RAM JI GOSWAMI & CHOTU GOSWAMI


    Sep 27, 2016 @ 12:02:17

    vwry nice and peacefull place JAI SHIV SHANKAR


  5. tinu from nausahra village
    Nov 12, 2016 @ 13:07:09

    Its our’s fortune that u r st my native place, but unfortunately our’s MP and MLA’S dont take initiative to develop this place,
    If this temple would be in other places then no doubt it would be more developed.


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