Ratlam is famous for its temples.Most of the temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva and are centuries old. The city has many temples, few are famous and visited by many whereas few remain unheard outside the city. One amongst then is the famous Kedareshwar temple. The exact time and era when this temple was established is unknown. However, historians have suggested that the temple might have been established more than 200 years ago. The architecture, sculptures and the dexterity of the temple show the oldness of it. Many believe that the temple was established long years back even before RatlamCity came to existence.
Architecture of Kedareshwar Temple
The man made temple is carved out of a single rock cliff. The igneous rock is strong enough to sustain the harsh weather even after years. The architecture of this temple is mesmerizing and majorly made stone carvings. You can spend some time while exploring the auspicious cave of the ancient temple. The Lingam inside the cave is also made up of rock.
Another major attraction of the temple is a little stream. The stream gets generated from the top of the temple and the flows through the area and finally opens up in a local pond. The stream has enhanced the natural beauty of the place. The charismatic view of in and around the temple has increased the value of this place as a popular tourist attraction. Apart from the stream, the small hills also contribute to the beauty of the place.
Importance of Kedareshwar Temple
The temple is one of the most worshiped temples of the city. The tourists who visit Ratlam hardly miss the chance to visit the wonderful place for charming nature, heavenly peace and high religious value. Shiva is one of the most acclaimed and popular Hindu deity in the world. The temple wears festive look on the eve of MahaShivratri when devotees from different corners of Madhya Pradesh and other part assemble to seek the blessings from the holy deity. Local fair is organized and many people accumulate here to celebrate together. Locals believe that the temple has divine power and can fulfill the the desire of the devotee. Besides a holy religious place the development of Kedareshwar Temple as a popular picnic and gateway spot has brought many tourists to the place.
How to Reach Kedareshwar Temple ?
The temple is situated in Sailana Village about 20 Km from RatlamCity.
The location of the temple cave is nestled between the small hills. The
view of the location is charismatic and beautiful. Another historical
structure, Sailana Palace is also very near to the cave. It is only 4 Km
from the temple. Reaching Kederashwar Temple is easy . It takes only about one hour to reach the location. Sailana is well connected to Ratlam via roads. Many city transport buses are available from Ratlam to Sailana. You can also book a cab or taxi from Ratlam City to reach the famous temple.
The charm of the place is best enjoyed in the morning. One should start from Ratlam City early in the morning to reach the temple. Attend the morning aarti offered to the deity. Offer your prayer and then plan your visit to Sailana Palace coming on the way. You can get back to your hotel by evening after spending a