Mamal Temple also known as Mamleshwar Temple is an ancient temple located in Mamal. It dates back to 400AD and lies at a distance of about a mile from Pahalgam. It stands across the Kolahoi stream up towards the mountain side. Lord Shiva is the main deity worshipped in this ancient temple. The sacred complex also has a shrine that is entirely festooned with gold, and was put-up during the rule of a former king.
Legends say that it was this blessed site where Lord Ganesha was kept as a door-guard to prevent anyone from getting inside. This is how the temple got its name – comprising words ‘mam mal’ that means ‘do not go’. Owing to its religious significance, the temple is visited by devotees throughout the year, especially during summers and holiday season.
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- AddressPahalgam, Jammu and Kashmir
- CategoryReligious Places, Temple, Tourist Places
- LocationAnantnag, Pahalgam
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