Papnash Shiva Temple in Bidar District of Karnataka State

Papnash Shiva Temple at Bidar District of Karnataka State: According to local mythology, Lord Rama built this shrine and idol on his way back to Ayodhya from Lanka. The original temple was destroyed, and a new temple was afterwards built on the ruins of the old one. This temple is situated in a lovely valley. A big pond continually fed by a natural spring is at the temple's foot. Papnash is the name of this pond.

Papnash Shiva Temple

Papnash Shiva Temple in Bidar District

Papnash means "sin destroyer." A visit to this temple and a plunge in the Papnash pond is thought to cleanse a person of all sins. This temple draws a considerable number of pilgrims for this reason alone. During Shivaratri, it becomes highly packed. There is a large Shiva Linga in the shrine. There are three other Shiva Lingas in the temple compound. Devotees can immediately give pujas to these Shiva Lingas by touching them.


How to Reach Papnash Shiva Temple

By Air:

The Rajiv Gandhi International Terminal in Shamshabad, Hyderabad, is around 120 kilometres from the Bidar District Headquarters. It is only a 2-and-a-half-hour trip from the airport to Bidar on NH9 to Zaheerabad, with a 28-kilometre detour beyond Zaheerabad. 

By Road:

From Bangalore, many KSRTC government luxury buses leave every day via Hyderabad. The trip takes 16 hours via Hyderabad on NH 7 and NH 9. It takes 20 hours to get from Bangalore to Bellary through Gulbarga. From the Imaliban bus stop in Hyderabad, a bus to Bidar leaves every 15 minutes from Platform No. 36. 

By Train:

Bangalore and Hyderabad both have rail services. Yeshwanthpur-Bidar Express leaves Yeshwanthpur at 7:00 PM. The Bangalore–Nanded Link Express goes through Bidar and leaves at 9:50 PM from Bangalore. The Secundrabad-Manmad Express leaves from Hyderabad. The train leaves Secundrabad Station in Hyderabad at 6 p.m. The Hyderabad–Aurangabad Express leaves Kachiguda three times a week. You can also take the Udyan Express or the KK Express to Gulbarga from Bangalore and then take a bus from there. It's 105 KMS from Gulbarga.

Papnash Shiva Temple in Bidar District

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