Neelkanth Temple



Neelkanth Temples in Alwar is a famous tourist attraction of the city of Alwar in Rajasthan . It is located nearly 32 km from the main gate of the world famous Sariska National Park. There is no clear evidence concerning the construction date of the temple, but history suggests that this temple was built during the period between 6th and 9th century AD.

The Neelkanth Temples in Alwar temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. As per Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is also known by the name of Neelkanth. The temple attracts huge number of devotees throughout the year from all over the country. The temple town of Neelkanth was deserted and the temple was covered by forests, which was discovered by the villagers in the 1950s.

The Neelkanth Temple in Alwar is surrounded by lush green trees that add to its beauty. The temple is quite similar to an ancient museum. The temple is in a dilapidated state. Apart from its religious importance it is noted for its excellent stone carving. The exquisite fine work on the shikhara or the spire is still undamaged. The wonderful carvings of figures on the temple are worth seeing. Some of the pillars of the temple are severely damaged. A number of carved stone slabs lie all around the temple.



Last Updated on 19 December 2011