Mamaleshwar Temple, Pahalgam- Lord Ganesha was the door keeper of the temple to prevent the entry.
Mamaleshwar Temple, a sacred place to feel the combination of exotic aroma of nature and faith is an important place of worship in Pahalgam. The temple dates back to 400 A.D and is mainly devoted to Lord Shiva.
Legends say that it was this blessed site where Lord Ganesha was kept as a door-guard to prevent anyone from getting inside.
Owing to such facts, Mamaleshwar is also referred as Mammal temple (Mam Mal- Don’t go). The presiding deity inside the temple is a Shiva linga with a water-spring. the sacred complex also has a shrine that is entirely festooned with gold, and was put-up during the rule of a former king.
The temple is elevated at a height of 8800 ft above the sea level, on the banks of Kolahoi stream, the source of Lidder River. The timings of the temple are 6.00 am to 8.00 pm.
Nearest airport is Srinagar with 90 km. Nearest main railway station is Jammu with 250 km and Udhampur with 125 km. Private taxis and buses are available from Srinagar and other cities to reach the sacred place to witness the beauty of nature and faith.
Tourists from across the world throng the temple during their holidays in Pahalgam. Pay a visit to this pious shrine and rebuild your faith in the almighty.