Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple Mount Abu 1/5 by Tripoto

Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple Mount Abu

Sundeep & Bedabrata
As soon as we parked our bike in the designated parking, we saw three life size statues of buffaloes on the bank of what appeared to be the remains of a huge pond. There is some mythological tale associated with these buffaloes guarding the nector in the pond. However we were mesmerized by their sheer artistry. They could be the pride of place in any modern art gallery of the world. We next moved to the temple. This was the same Dilwara style architecture albeit smaller. The main shrine had a beautifully carved dome. The sanctum sanctorum, instead of a Shiv murti (statue) or linga (phallus) had a small stone toe of the God. Outside were a huge Nandi and a smaller male statue, both of brightly polished brass. These statues were very enchanting and gleamed like gold in the sun. Tip: This is the only place in Mount Abu where parking charges apply. Further, they charge Rs. 10 for clicking the brass Nandi which is totally worth it.