Neelkanteshwar Mahadev Mandir, Panchavati, Nashik

Neelkanteshwar Mandir, Panchavati, Nashik
Panchavati is an amazing city with some very ancient and beautiful temples, and some very big problems of governance. The sacred temples get easily overshadowed by the trash everywhere and the lack of respect for the sanctity of this place. And it was not even the Kumbha mela. This tiny temple, the Neelkanteshwar Mahadev Mandir established in 1662 on the Ram Kund demonstrates the confluence of urban growth, apathy and the sacred. In dire need of the Swachh Bhārat Abhiyan.

The auto white balance on my camera was disastrously off, but I salvaged these beautiful black and whites. See some of my other tirth yātras: Tirupati, Kailāsh Mānasarovar, Aśṭa Vināyak, Rāmnāthi and others.

Neelkanteshwar Mandir, Panchavati, Nashik

Neelkanteshwar Mandir, Panchavati, Nashik

photos of Neelkanteshwar Mandir, Panchavati, Nashik by Arun Shanbhag

7 thoughts on “Neelkanteshwar Mahadev Mandir, Panchavati, Nashik

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    1. Yes, it was looking pretty bland and “lost” amidst the garish surroundings. Phew! Such a beautiful and historic place – just need a little (or a lot) sprucing up.

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