Banganga, Shivpuri

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Banganga is an ancient temple located in Shivpuri, a town named after Lord Shiva, is as suggested by the name a town chock-a-block with history and religion. Every turn in the road can bring a tourist right in front of a 7th century temple or even a temple where the Gods are rumored to have stood on the very same ground.

Banganga is a religious, holy ground for Hindus. Banganga with an ancient temple and 52 sacred ponds of water around the temple is believed to be the site where Arjun, one of the Pandava brothers and an expert marksman shot an arrow into the ground to get water to quench Bhishma’s thirst.

The event is described in detail in the sacred epic of the Mahabharata. Arjun is believed to have shot an arrow into the ground, and Ganga rushed through the ground into Bhishma’s mouth to quench his thirst as he lay on a bed of arrows.


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