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- NILAKANTA MAHADEV MANDIR
the many places of worship on the hill of Kalingar, the Nilakanta
Mahadev merits first mention. In one of the caves of this big hill
there lies the Nilakantha Mahadev temple. It contains a black image
of Mahadev of about four feet in height and hence the name of
Nilakanta Mahadev temple. Inscriptions furnish certain details of
the kings who built and made endowments to this holy shrine.
was built by Parmal Brahma, the last of Chandella rulers who ruled
this region in twelfth century. Ardent devotees who worshipped were
blessed by the lord and they made endowments lavishly. Inscriptions
bear many details of such patrons and bhaktas. Vamanapurana embodies
an exhaustive account of this Saivakshetra.
is in Kalinjar town in Banda district of Madhya Pradesh. It was
under the administration of Chandella kings and this temple lies in
the celebrated fort of Bundelkhand.