Mahadev Khola Dham

Mahadev Khola Dham

Lord Maha Shiva Temple in Shillong

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Lord siva


About Temple

At a distance of 5 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Mahadev Khola Dham is an ancient Hindu temple located in Shillong, Meghalaya. It is one of the oldest temples in Meghalaya and among the famous places of pilgrimage in Shillong. Believed to be about 150 years old, the Mahadev Khola Dham is a cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to legend, the temple is built at the spot where Lakhiya Baba, a sage was decided to stay and meditate. A subedar-major of 8th Gorkha Regiment dreamt of the sage mediating with a trishul (trident) in his hand and a rudraksh’ necklace around his neck. The very next day, the man searched for the sage and found him at the place where the mandir’ stands today. During the course of excavation for construction of the temple, the subedar-major found a huge shivling and thus the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.


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07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
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    07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Thursday
    07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Friday
    07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Saturday
    07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
  • Sunday
    07:00 AM - 07:00 PM


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