This temple is the one example of scince meeting Religion. It is a natural monolith rock formation with the cave temple carved out of it. It is dedicated to Lord ShivaThis temple has a speciality. Every year on the day of Makara Sankranti, The sun Rays pass throught the horns of the Nanid and light up the sanctum sanctorium on the shivaling. The precission of the timing of the event denotes the advances made by science in the ancient days.
On this day thousands of devotees visit this temple and see the spactacle.
it is also the day where many astronomers visit the place for finding the science behind the event.
The other things include four monolithic pillars and a rare idol of Agni, the God of fire. this is a unique Agni murthi which has two heads, seven hands and three legs. Those worshipping this deity believe it will cure one of all eye defects.
Originally posted 2011-02-16 12:29:00.