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Binsar Mahadev, Ranikhet

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Binsar Mahadev Temple is a popular Hindu shrine located at a distance of around 15 km from Ranikhet. Nestled at an elevation of 2480 m above sea level, the temple is surrounded by lush green deodar forest. Dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, this temple was built in the 10th century. According to beliefs, this shrine was constructed in just one day. Many women visit this temple on the auspicious occasion of 'Vaikunth Chaturdashi', where they light a lamp on their palm praying for a child.Enshrined with the idols of the Hindu deities such as Maheshmardini, Har Gauri, and Ganesh, this temple has fine architecture. Maheshmardini's idol is inscribed with Nagarilipi texts, which can be traced back to the 9th century. This shrine is also known as the Bindeshwar Temple, as it was built by the King Pithu in the loving memory of his father, known as Bindu.

 

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