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Jata Shankar Temple Panchmarhi

Panchmarhi, a gem of a hill station in Madhya Pradesh, is famous for its caves and waterfalls. The unique geological features of the Satpura Hills in this region has resulted in the formation of a large number of waterfalls; caves both natural as well as manmade are to be seen all over the region. The Jata Shankar Temple Panchmarhi is one of the most revered holy places in Panchmarhi. This temple is housed in a natural cave and is an interesting visit for those who are religiously inclined as well as for the nature lovers.

The Jata Shankar Temple Panchmarhi In India is located a few hundred feet down, 2 km away, opposite the bus stand. The stones forming the cave resemble a plait of matted hair, which has caused the cave to be called Jatashankar after the matted locks of the Lord Shiva. In fact the jata or matted locks have been associated to the Lord Shiva since long. A stream of water falls on the top of the cave to form the Jambu River. The Jata Shankar Temple In Panchmarhi In Madhya Pradesh is a must visit spot on a tour to Panchmarhi in Madhya Pradesh.

Panchmari was discovered by Captain Forsyth while heading the Bengal Lancers in 1857. since then Panchmarhi became the summer capital of the Central Province and a sanatorium. The first British lodge was set up in Panchmarhi in 1962 and the remnants of the colonial era are still to be seen in the colonial style cottages and buildings that are sprinkled all over Panchmarhi. The colonial connection somehow add on to the charm of Panchmarhi.

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