The temple of Lord Shankara is situated on the hill known as Pahari Mandir. “It is a bare black outcropping from a flat land” as the temple’s own website state, but to me it projected as if the piece of land has been elevated as Lord Shiva agreed to reside in it.
To reach the temple one is endeavored with the task of climbing around 400 to 500 stairs. Irrespective of this task the temple is very rapidly developing into a religious tourist site. The hillock also known as Richi Buru is famous for its views, and I feel blessed to be a partaker of the same.
The other perk that I was talking about comes from the geographical location of the pahari Mandir. The Hill that houses the temple at its summit is some 2140 feet high or so I am told. Whatever the height maybe it is enough to give the bird’s eye view of the entire city. Looking down upon the city felt as if the entire mankind along with its civilization is lying at the feet of Lord Shiva.
To me, the view was not just visual but it transcended me to a more philosophical and metaphorical experience. I know not whether the experience for every visitor is the same or due to my keen eye for nature I felt transcended. What I am sure of is every person visiting the place cannot stay aloof from the beauty it provides along with the spiritual peace you gain.