Shri Chauragarh Shiv Mandir




Chauragarh fort there built by the king Sangram Shah of Gond dynasty It is also a very well known spot for sunrise viewing. The sunrising scene seen here is breathtaking and climbing 1365 steps to reach the point makes it worth.┬áThe climb that begins 9 kms before Pachmarhi, includes 1300 steep steps that lead to the temple. During Shivratri, most devotees carry the trident on their shoulders and complete the strenuous journey moved only by their faith. “The practice has been going on for hundreds of years,” says a fourth generation blacksmith, who make these trishuls. Tridents weighing as much as 151 kgs and 15ft high are made on special orders. “Offering a weapon like trishul is considered auspicious and is like thanksgiving, once the wish has been fulfilled,” he adds.

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